SABC executives don’t have thinking skills

A skills audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has found that executives and senior managers at the SABC do not meet the minimum strategic thinking skills.

The (PwC) report, which was presented to Parliament’s communication oversight committee on Tuesday, also found that 56 percent of the broadcaster’s management were unable to demonstrate adequate problem solving levels and make critical decisions, The Star reported on Wednesday.

The report stated that the SABC also lacked digital migration skills.

Despite this, SABC board member Bongani Khumalo told Parliament the board was fully functional and senior managers were men and women of high integrity who were “effectively supervised,” the newspaper reported.

In a statement, DA MP Marian Shinn called on Communication Minister Yunus Carrim to take drastic steps to address the failures at the SABC and to consider implementing a management rescue plan.

– Sapa

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