Deputy Speaker, comrades and hon members, out of more than 140 applicants, it is clear that if the APC had its preferences, it would have been a different list. Therefore, to quibble about this or that name may not be a strategic issue at this point in time. Our main concern, however, is that those who are going to be recommended and appointed to the board must live up to their responsibility.
We are aware that the previous two boards did not finish their terms and it cannot be right that a third board equally not finish its term. They need to appreciate that they are getting to an SABC that had problems for quite some time. It is a process of trying to turn itself around. Their job should be to consolidate the momentum that is there and actually take the SABC to a higher level. They are getting to an SABC that has just received a negative audit outcome from the Auditor-General. Their work is therefore shortened.
Therefore, the call of the APC is that members of the board must live up to their public responsibility and duty. The Minister of Communications, and Parliament as well, need to exercise their oversight over the board much more rigorously than we have done before. With the slightest indication of problems in the board, Parliament and the Ministry must be able to step in to assist it to avert a spectacle of disintegrating like the previous two boards. I thank you. [Applause.]
The House divided.
AYES - 203: Abram, S; Adams, P E; Ainslie, A R; Bam-Mugwanya, V; Bapela, K O; Beukman, F; Bhengu, F; Bhengu, N R; Bhengu, P; Bikani, F C; Bogopane- Zulu, H I; Bonhomme, T; Booi, M S; Borman, G M; Boshigo, D F; Botha, Y R; Burgess, C V; Carrim, Y I; Cele, M A; Chabane, O C; Chikunga, S; Chili, D O; Chohan, F I; Coleman, E M; Cronin, J P; Cwele, S C; Dambuza, B N; Daniels, P N; Diale, L N; Dikgacwi, M M; Dlakude, D E; Dlamini, B O; Dlomo, B J; Dubazana, Z S; Duma, N M; Dunjwa, M L; Ebrahim, E I; Frolick, C T; Fubbs, J L; Gaum, A H; Gcwabaza, N E; Gelderblom, J P; Gigaba, K M N; Gina, N; Godi, N T; Gololo, C L; Goqwana, M B; Gumede, D M; Hajaig, F; Hanekom, D A; Holomisa, S P; Huang, S - B; Jeffery, J H; Joemat-Pettersson, T M; Kekana, C D; Kenye, T E; Khoarai, L P; Kholwane, S E; Khumalo, F E; Khunou, N P; Koornhof, G W; Kota-Fredericks, Z A; Kubayi, M T; Landers, L T; Lekgetho, G; Lesoma, R M M; Line-Hendriks, H; Lishivha, T E; Luyenge, Z; Mabasa, X; Mabedla, N R; Mabuza, M C; Madlala, N M; Magagula, V V; Magama, H T; Magubane, E; Magwanishe, G; Mahomed, F; Makasi, X C; Makhubela- Mashele, L S; Makhubele, Z S; Malale, M l; Malgas, H H; Maluleka, H P; Maluleke, J M; Manamela, K B; Manganye, J; Mangena, M S; Manuel, T A; Mashatile, S P; Mashigo, R M; Mashishi, A C; Masilo, J M; Masutha, T M; Mathale, C C; Mathebe, D H; Mathibela, N F; Matlanyane, H F; Matshoba, J M; Maunye, M M; Mavunda, D W; Mayatula, S M; Maziya, A M; Mdaka, M N; Mdakane, M R; Mfulo, A; Mgabadeli, H C; Mjobo, L N; Mkhize, H B; Mkhulusi, N N P; Mlambo, E M; Mlangeni, A; Mmusi, S G; Mnisi, N A; Mocumi, P A; Moepeng, J K; Mohai, S J; Mohale, M C; Mokoena, A D; Molebatsi, M A; Molewa, B E E; Morutoa, M R; Moss, L N; Motlanthe, K P; Motsepe, R M; Motshekga, M S; Mthethwa, E M; Mufamadi, T A; Mushwana, F F; N'wamitwa-Shilubana, T L P; Nchabeleng, M E; Ndabandaba, L B G; Ndabeni, S T; Ndebele, J S; Ndlazi, A Z; Nelson, W J; Nene, N M; Newhoudt-Druchen, W S; Ngcengwane, N D; Ngcobo, B T; Ngcobo, E N N; Ngele, N J; Ngubeni-Maluleka, J P; Ngwenya, W; Ngwenya- Mabila, P C; Nhlengethwa, D G; Njikelana, S J; Nkwinti, G E; November, N T; Ntuli, Z C; Ntuli, B M; Nxesi, T W; Nxumalo, M D; Nyalungu, R E; Nyanda, S; Nyekemba, E; Oliphant, M N; Oliphant, G G; Peters, E D; Petersen-Maduna, P; Phaliso, M N; Pilane-Majake, M C C; Pilusa-Mosoane, M E; Radebe, G S; Radebe, J T; Radebe, B A; Ramodibe, D M; Saal, G; Schneemann, G D; September, C C; Sibanyoni, J B; Sibiya, D; Sindane, G S; Sisulu, L N; Sithole, S C N; Sizani, P S; Smith, V G; Snell, G T; Sogoni, E M; Sonto, M R; Sosibo, J E; Sotyu, M M; Suka, L; Sulliman, E M; Sunduza, T B; Tinto, B; Tlake, M F; Tobias, T V; Tsebe, S R; Tseke, G K; Tshabalala, J; Tshwete, P; Tsotetsi, D R; Twala, N M; Van der Merwe, S C; van Rooyen, D D; Van Schalkwyk, M C J; Wayile, Z G; Williams, A J; Williams-De Bruyn, S T; Xaba, P P; Yengeni, L E; Zulu, B Z;
NOES - 78: Berend, S R; Bhanga, B M; Boinamo, G G; Cebekhulu, R S; De Freitas, M S F; Diemu, B C; Ditshetelo, I C; Du Toit, N D; Duncan, P C; Eloff, E H; Esau, S; Ferguson, B D; George, D T; Greyling, L W; Harris, T; Hill-Lewis, G G; Hlengwa, M; James, W G; Kalyan, S V; Kganare, D A; Kilian, J D; Koornhof, N J J v R; Kotsi, C M P; Krumbock, G R; Kwankwa, N L; Lee, T D; Makhuba, H N; Marais, E J; Marais, S J F; Max, L H; Maynier, D J; Mazibuko, L D; Mbhele, P D; McIntosh, G B D; Michael, N W A; Mileham, K J; Mnqasela, M; Mokgalapa, S; More, E; Mosimane, C K K; Motau, S C; Mpontshane, A M; Msweli, H S; Mubu, K S; Mulder, C P; Ndude, H N; Ngonyama, L S; Nhanha, M A; Nkomo, S J; Ntshiqela, P; Ollis, I M; Rabie, P J; Ramatlakane, L; Rodgers, F A; Sayedali-Shah, M R; Schafer, D A; Schmidt, H C; Selfe, J; Shinn, M R; Skosana, M B; Smiles, D C; Smith, P F; Smuts, M; Steenhuisen, J H; Steyn, A C; Swathe, M M; Thring, W M; Van Dalen, P; Van den Berg, N J; Van Der Linde, N J; Van Der Merwe, L L; Van der Merwe, J H; Van Der Westhuizen, A P; Van Dyk, S M; Van Schalkwyk, H C; Waters, M; Watson, A; Wenger, M.
Question agreed to.
Ms R Kalidaas, Ms E Z Tshabalala, Mr K T Bonakele, Mr V Mavuso, Ms N Mhlakaza, Mr R Lubisi, Prof B Khumalo, Prof M O Maguvhe, Mr K Naidoo, Dr A Tshidzumba, Ms N Gosa and Ms H Zinde accordingly recommended for appointment as nonexecutive members of the SABC Board.