This happened when the National Assembly’s programming committee met to look at the programme of the national legislature for the remainder of the term ending on March 20.
The SABC board was left without a quorum following the resignation of Khanyisile Kweyama, John Matisonn, Krish Naidoo and Mathatha Tsedu late last year.
Their resignations came months after those of Rachel Kalidass, Victor Rambau, Febe Potgieter-Gqubule and the withdrawal of Nomvuyiso Batyi.
On Thursday, DA chief whip John Steenhuisen raised concerns that the communications portfolio committee had agreed on a different timeline in December in which to fill the vacancies. “The SABC is in financial crisis. There is no quorum. It is impossible for them to be able to perform their functions. I wonder if there is no way to fast track this process... to ensure we are able to deal with it quicker,” Steenhuisen said.