Parliament’s communications portfolio committee, which is in a race against time to fill vacant positions on the SABC board, hopes to finalise the shortlisting process before the end of March. Hlengiwe Mkhize, who chairs the committee , said on Tuesday they will from next week begin the process of shortlisting candidates to be interviewed to fill vacant positions of the boards of the SABC and of the Media Development and Diversity Agency. “Although expected to be rigorous, the committee has undertaken to provide due diligence on the process and complete the interviews and recommendation of candidates before parliament rises officially at the end of March 2019,” said Mkhize. The public broadcaster, which is in dire financial straits, sank into deeper crisis late in 2018 when four directors resigned, leaving the board without the quorum required to make decisions. The board is meant to have 12 members and needs nine, including the CEO, CFO and COO, to form a quorum. The resignation of...

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