The SABC is advertising for nominations of suitably qualified persons for its board. Given that a previous chairwoman, Ellen Tshabalala, had embellished her CV, the advert states that nominations must be accompanied by "certified copies of academic qualifications and identity document". Certified copies can be certifiably fake, but that is another matter altogether. The Insider shall be nominating someone with impeccable academic and professional qualifications who does not know a single cabinet minister, knows no one with a luxury flat in Dubai, has never heard of Ellen Tshabalala, is quite often sober and has only once had an affair with someone he promoted. His CV has been sent to the godfather of a leading business family for approval. The SABC will never be captured again. The ups and downs of death Plenty of people have felt scared to death while on a roller-coaster, but a Lithuanian engineer has taken that concept further and designed one that takes passengers through drops a...

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