According to the SABC's internal communication (The Intercom) - the new GCEO of the SABC has been announced as follows:
SABC ANNOUNCES GCEO APPOINTMENT
Johannesburg, 15 December 2009 -In line with the stated objectives to fill key vacant positions, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) today announces the appointment of Mr. Solly Mokoetle as the corporation’s Group Chief Executive Officer effective from 1st January 2010 for a five year period.
The previous SABC Board commenced the process of appointing a GCEO and short listed candidates for the position. For the sake of transparency the Interim Board of the SABC reopened the process by re-advertising the vacancy and extending the deadline for applications.
In line with the Articles of Association of the SABC, the Interim Board recommended Mr. Mokoetle to the Minister of Communications, General Siphiwe Nyanda, following an intensive interviewing process.
“The Interim Board is happy that this matter has been brought to finality since one of the main objectives of the Interim Board was to fill the key vacant positions in order to stabilise the corporation. The appointment of GCEO will go a long way in moving the organization forward.” said Ms. Irene Charnley, the Chairperson of the SABC Interim Board.
“The decision to appoint Mr. Mokoetle was based on his experience and a proven track record during the time the SABC was profitable, making him the most suitable candidate. The board is confident that his appointment will provide the required leadership to turn around the SABC while maintaining public broadcasting mandate” said Ms. Charnley.
Mr. Mokoetle is no newcomer to the SABC having served the corporation for twelve years. He started working at the SABC in 1994 as one of the team of executives who were assigned to transform the SABC from the state broadcaster to a true national public broadcaster. He also performed various leadership functions within the radio and television services and ended up as COO from 2001 until December 2006.
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