President Cyril Ramaphosa has formally appointed eight nonexecutive directors to fill vacancies on the board of the SABC with immediate effect. The new board members include erstwhile national consumer commissioner Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, who will serve as deputy chair of the board; SA National Editors’ Forum founder member Mary Papayya; and controversial academic and psychologist Sathasivan Cooper. The other new board members are: Jasmina Patel, Marcia Socikwa, Bernedette Muthien, David Maimela, and advocate Motshedi Benjamin Lekalakala. Bongumusa Makhathini will continue serving as chair of the board. “Viewed collectively, the board of the SABC is composed of people who possess qualifications, skills, experience, and expertise across a broad spectrum of relevant fields including, but not limited to, governance and business practice, law, broadcasting policy and regulation, journalism and communications, among others,” the presidency said in a statement issued on Friday. DA MP a...

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