SABC still without a new board as State Security Agency’s vetting of candidates drags on

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17 November 2022, Daily Maverick,Tamsin Metelerkamp

“The SABC has a very special role during elections; it has a special role in terms of the sources of information … The way I see it, the independence of the SABC and the stability of the SABC is intricately linked to our constitutional democracy.

“It’s important that you have a strong public broadcaster because you can see around the world that … where there are funded, strong public broadcasters, they have a strong democracy.”

The lack of a board at the SABC represents a huge risk for the public entity, both financially and from a governance perspective, according to William Bird, director of Media Monitoring Africa.

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