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- South Africa’s parliamentary portfolio committee on communication has been asked to make public the curricula vitae and motivations for the 31 nominees to the new SABC board so that there is no question about the independence of the final list of directors.

- Monkagedi Gaotlhobogwe wrote on 8 September 2009: "Botswana's eagerly awaited first reality television show failed to air on Btv as scheduled on Sunday and no reasons were advanced. The debut show, which was to star TV and radio personality, Thabiso Nasha, was to air for one hour on Sunday, the same day Big Brother Africa started on M-Net. But what happened was worse than going off like a damp squib; nothing went off at all! Sources close to Thabiso, the son of Presidential Affairs Minister Margaret Nasha, have attributed the failure to air the show to "internal politics" at Btv. They say Thabiso, the owner and star of the programme, was locked in a meeting with Btv officials last Monday in an attempt to have the show go on air early this week.

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