The South African Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications is calling on the public to nominate individuals to fill non-executive vacancies of the SABC board.
Formal advertisements calling on people to make their nominations for the four vacancies that have opened up will be placed in weekend papers from 23 October 2010, said committee chairperson Ismail Vadi. The vacancies are a result of the resignation and acceptance by President Jacob Zuma of the board's deputy chairperson Felleng Sekha and board members Barbara Masekela, David Niddrie and Makgatho Mello from the Department of Communications. Nominations close on 15 November 2010.
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