The deadline for nominations for members of a permanent SABC board has been extended from July 31 to August 14, writes Siyabonga Mkhwanazi in The Star.

Members of the National Assembly's communications committee agreed to the extension today (TUE) after complaints from the official opposition that the original cut-off date allowed too little for proper consultation.

SABC officials and members of the interim SABC board met with the committee earlier today.
ANC MP Eric Kholwane asked the SABC to use its radio and TV channels to advertise the call for nominations to reach as many people as possible.

SABC acting CEO Gab Mampone promised that this would be done.

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