Outside the SABC offices in Aucklandpark. The public broadcaster does not have permanent senior managers, such as the group chief executive and a chief financial officer, among others. File Photo: IOL

CAPE TOWN – Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said the SABC remained committed to implementing its turnaround strategy in order to turn the corner and stabilise.

The Minister said this when the SABC appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Communications to present its annual report for the financial year ending 2017/18.

“In the presentation, there would be an attempt to indicate some of the things that have been put together but in the work that has been identified, one is the commitment to reposition the SABC.

“Secondly, to put a multi-pronged turnaround strategy that does not only look at the SABC of its past glory, but also the SABC of the future that would also be adapting to opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution to the issues around content and contributing towards nation building and social cohesion, the issues around leadership,” said Mokonyane.

She said that while the public broadcaster did not have permanent senior managers, such as the Group chief executive and a chief financial officer, among others, during the year under review, the current team resembled a top management structure that is stabilising and ready to execute its mandate.

SABC Board chairperson Bongumusa Makhathini said the public broadcaster’s turnaround strategy mainly addresses three key areas – legacy governance issues; addressing regulatory and policy issues – dealing with issues like sports rights.

“The team is hard at work [to implement] … that,” he said.

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