28 February 2023, The Citizen, Reitumetse Makwea

MMA director William Bird said the absence of a board placed the SABC at risk, because one of the reasons it had a board was so they could exercise oversight and keep an eye on the finances. “They can mobilise other resourcing plans and go to government and say, look, we are going to need another bailout,” he said. “Which is almost certainly what’s going to have to happen when the board gets in because, they’ve got to operate in the best interest of the SABC.” Bird said the SABC took a big hit because of the analogue switch and advertising rates were also down generally.

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