Controversial acting SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been appointed permanently, the public broadcaster said on Wednesday, 9 July 2014.
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said she made the appointment following a recommendation by the SABC board.
This announcement followed Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report titled “When governance and ethics fail” which found Motsoeneng’s SABC appointment irregular.
Madonsela found that Motsoeneng misrepresented his qualifications – that he passed matric – to the SABC, and recommended that he be replaced.
In an ENCA interview following Motsoeneng’s permanent employment, Madonsela described the decision as unusual and odd.
She added that she has a recording of Motsoeneng admitting that he had lied to the SABC about having a matric certificate. Motsoeneng has denied falsifying his qualifications.
Big salary increase
Among other things, Madonsela highlighted that Motsoeneng’s salary increased from R1.5 million to R2.4 million in one year.
This raises the question about how the newly appointed SABC COO’s salary compares with his predecessors. The following table answers that question.
|Chief Operating Officer salary (in R ‘000)|
|Name||Service as||Months in service||Basic salary||Other||Total|
|Mr G H Motsoeneng||Acting COO (YE 2013)||12||1 566||916||2 482|
|Mr G H Motsoeneng||Acting COO (YE 2012)||12||1 002||610||1 612|
|T.C.C. Mampane||Acting COO (YE 2011)||7||880||763||1 643|
|T.C.C. Mampane||Acting COO (YE 2010)||12||1 508||441||1 949|
|T.C.C. Mampane||COO (YE 2009)||12||1 508||671||2 179|
|T.C.C. Mampane||COO (YE 2008)||12||1 296||804||2 100|
|T.C.C. Mampane||COO (YE 2007)||12||677||656||1 333|
|Other = Allowances, Employer’s contribution to pension fund, medical aid and other, Bonuses and commissions; YE = year ended|