The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications is looking to fill a South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board member position and three Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) councilors positions.
The SABC board member position became vacant after Clifford Motsepe resigned in 25 April 2012.
According to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications, it spent R103,852.90 in advertising costs to solicit nominations for the position, and 39 nominations were received.
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications will now create a shortlist of the nominated candidates, after which interviews will be held and a suitable candidate selected.
New ICASA councilors
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications is looking for three new councilors to replace Thabo Makhakhe, Nomvuyiso Batyi, and Fungai Khumbulani Sibanda, whose contracts expired/will expire on 9 July 2012, 3 August 2012 and 30 September 2012 respectively.
Parliament spent R81,446.22 to advertise the positions in one English national newspaper, one Afrikaans national newspaper, and eight community newspapers in Tsonga, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Setswana, SeSotho, and SiSwati. The closing date for nominations was 29 June 2012.
By Friday, 29 June 2012 at 16:00, 39 nominations were received. No late applications were received. “All 39 CV’s were summarised, qualifications checks were done, and security clearance results are still pending,” the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications said.
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications will now create a shortlist of candidates after which the interview process will start.
Comment from ICASA
The Authority has noted the article which contains incorrect statements attributed to ICASA and saw it fit to correct it. ICASA would like to put it on record that it does not get involved in the appointment of Councillors. This includes the publishing of advertisements in the media calling for nominations thereof. Neither does ICASA analyse applications or nominations or create a shortlist for candidates. The nomination process for the appointment of ICASA Councillors is managed by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications, not ICASA as stated in the article.