Chairperson, I am presenting the recommendation of the committee for the appointment of a Media Development and Diversity Agency, MDDA, board member, one of the most successful boards appointed by this committee through this Parliament. The record speaks for itself regarding their delivery and clean audit. The record speaks for itself regarding the number of community radio stations and the number of community print media we have in the country. The record speaks for itself regarding community television stations we have in the country, which is more than most of the other countries.
As a committee, we received a letter from the Minister in the Presidency: Performance Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Administration, which informed us that we need to embark on the process of filling a vacancy that has come as a result of the end of the term of Ms Nothando Migogo, with effect from 31 December 2013. As a committee, we did what we were supposed to do with regards to advertising, calling for the nominations for that particular position and we had received 19 nominations.
Upon receiving 19 nominations, we short-listed five candidates - Dr Adele Moodly, Mr Ratha Ramatlhape, Ms Nokuzola Ehrens, Ms Xoliswa Daku and Mr Jimmy Manyi. The committee interviewed the above-mentioned candidates on 6 and 7 March 2014 in an open meeting of Parliament, which, if members were interested in following the interviews, they could have done so.
Upon the finalisation of the interview, the committee deliberated regarding the appointment of a possible candidate. By the way, Mr Jimmy Manyi is serving on the MDDA Board as we speak. It is not that he is coming into the board; he is serving on the board as we speak. So, I don't know what you are shouting about, or whether you are shouting about Mr Manyi and so on. If you can just shut up a little bit so that I can finish. [Interjections.] I withdraw saying "shut up". Sit down.