First SABC board candidate says she can weather 'tsunami of corruption'

- | 6 months ago

Parliament’s portfolio committee on communications kicked off its first day of interviews for South African Broadcasting Corporation board candidates on Tuesday morning with a candidate who, while soft spoken, did not bite her tongue about how bad corruption has been for the broadcaster.

The first candidate for the day, Jasmina Patel, is chief audit officer at University of Limpopo and has experience in auditing at PWC. She spoke at length about her history as an auditor, saying she has withstood interference and intimidation while doing her job before.

Committee member Democratic Alliance Phumzile Van Damme asked Patel what "creative" audit and finance solutions she would come up with for the SABC, other than getting it a government guarantee, if she were to be appointed to the board.

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