The Media Workers Association of South Africa (MWASA) notes the announcement on Tuesday 8 July 2014, of the confirmation of the SABC Chief Operations Officer.
We further note Honourable Minister Faith Muthambi's reassurance statement that this confirmation will bring stability to the management of the affairs of the SABC.
The SABC needs a credible exit strategy from its persistent circumstances characterised by diminished public confidence, widening trust-deficit and compromised business competitiveness.
Short-termist decisions will not ensure sustainability of the SABC, a critical cog in the development and defense of our young democracy.
Strengthening the SABC in terms of its independence from commercial, political and cultural influences is vital whilst further capture of the public asset and deployment as a tool for political point scoring diminishes potential for maximising its public value.
Collective ownership of the SABC like all our public institutions, resources and amenities should be restored.
The endemic preference to epitomize in individuals, the aggregate fate of our public entities is a recipe for failure.
Listening to all voices will benefit leadership at all levels.
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Reg. Ref. No: LR2/6/2/2169
National Executive: (Acting President) Ms. Lungile Lushozi, Mr. Mzwandile Mnguni (Acting Deputy President), Mr. Daniel Morobane, (Acting Treasurer), Mr. Tuwani Gumani (General Secretary), Mr. Tsietsi Mohoalali, Mr. Bongani Bophela, Mr. Jan Mashatola, Ms. Nonhlanhla Mathebula(Hon), Mr. Sam Vilakazi, Mr. Rev. Jonga. Ms. Sharlene Probert, Mr. Lucky Mkhwanazi, Ms. Enice Malatji .