Pretoria News



THE delay in appointing the board of the SABC has come back to haunt the public broadcaster as the entity could not finalise and submit its corporate plan to Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Mondli Gungubele in time for submission to Parliament.

It has emerged that Gungubele wrote to Parliament asking for an extension to submit the corporate plan and annual performance plan for the broadcaster.

Gungubele made the request in a letter to National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-nqakula and National Council of Provinces chairperson Amos Masondo.

In terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), the SABC board is required to submit its corporate plan and budget for the years 2023/24 to 2025/26 to Gungubele and the National Treasury at least one month before the start of the financial year, or another agreed-upon period with the National Treasury. |

THE inquiry into the fitness of suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to hold office has been postponed until next week to afford her an opportunity to obtain legal representation.

This emerged when the inquiry resumed this week after the hearings were halted when the Public Protector SA cited financial constraints in funding Mkhwebane’s legal fees, which had escalated to R30 million by March.

Briefing the inquiry, committee chairperson Qubudile Dyantyi said funding had now been made available for the completion of the inquiry. |





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