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News24, 3 December 2017, Charl Blignaut

But, said William Bird, who was speaking on behalf of the SOS Coalition and Media Monitoring Africa, two of the parties which won the case against the ministry: “All parties are looking at putting forward a draft order that would allow the SABC board to go ahead and make crucial appointments, after consultation with the minister, in a manner that better protects the SABC’s independence.

“While we believe the minister is still fundamentally wrong to appeal, we believe that a draft order will, at least, allow the board to get on and start making appointments. If left in its current state, the board would have their hands tied and they would be stuck with acting positions – thus setting back any hope of bringing some semblance of stability to the SABC.”

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