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CAPE TOWN - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is on the hunt for 3 new board members and Parliament will be in charge of the process.

The Portfolio Committee on Communications is reportedly inviting applicants to fill in the vacant positions of three board members, following the resignation of two members, Rachel Kalidass and Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, reports City Press. 

SABC board deputy chairperson Potgieter-Gqubule resigned in March this year to take up a position as ANC elections manager. 

Potgieter-Gqubule had said last year during interviews for SABC board appointments that she would resign from the board if she was appointed in any official capacity that would be in conflict with her duties at the public broadcaster. 

She was appointed last year following a Parliamentary process that aimed to beef-up the SABC board following years of mismanagement. 

After Potgieter-Gqubule's resigned from the SABC this year and Rachel Kalidass's resignation last year, the SABC board now has three vacant positions.  

The SABC said it would notify Parliament of the urgency to fill these posts. 

In order to qualify for the vacancies, individuals have to possess the suitable qualifications, as stipulated by the Broadcasting Act. They also have to adhere to the fair practice of the corporation and be permanent South African citizens. 

Nominations can be submitted to the committee secretary, Thembinkosi Ngoma before the deadline, June 15. 

Business Report spoke to an SABC spokesperson and he advised that the process is being conducted by Parliament and the SABC has no say in any appointments. 

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