After the resignation of another member, Nadia Bulbulia, the SABC board
is preparing to meet its Waterloo in Parliament on Tuesday, writes Edwin Naidu in the Sunday Independent.

Several high-profile individuals in business and labour, including former SABC top guns Zwelakhe Sisulu and Govin Reddy, are among those being considered for nomination on to the interim board to save the cash-strapped broadcaster.

Sisulu and Reddy, the former International Marketing Council representative to India, lead the nominations for the heavyweight group seen by some within the ANC as the individuals with the skills and experience to rescue the corporation from crisis.

According financial documents in Parliament the crisis could result in total collapse of the SABC unless a new interim board is urgently put in place.

The list also includes Sheila Sisulu, the co-chairwoman of the UN's World Food Programme in Rome, IFP MP Suzanne Vos, Pinky Moholi, the managing director of Telkom's South Africa operations and Feleng Sekha, the former chairwoman of the Independent Broadcasting Authority.

David Niddrie, who made his name with YFM and was involved in drafting of the Broadcasting Act in 1998, is the SACP's nomination for the interim board, while Randall Howard, the transport chief, who was nominated by Cosatu last time, is set to get the nod again.

Sisulu, who was the group chief executive between 1994 and 1998, however, has indicated he will not accept nomination because of a possible conflict of interest. He has a stake in Urban Brew, a local TV production company.

The list is expected to be given to Parliament by Friday, by which time it is expected that the incumbent board will have been dissolved after Tuesday's hearing.

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