Meet the SABC's 8 newest board members - if Ramaphosa approves

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The eight candidates who cracked the nod in Parliament to join the South African Broadcasting Corporation's board are just one step away from having their membership made official. The National Assembly on Tuesday approved a report by the portfolio committee on communications, after it interviewed 24 candidates to fill eight vacancies at the board of the public service broadcaster.

The report and the names of the final eight candidates will now be sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa for consideration and appointment.Subscribe to Fin24's newsletter hereHere is the final list:Jasmina Patel Jasmina Patel was the first candidate that the committee interviewed. Patel’s experience includes a stint as chief audit officer at University of Limpopo and extensive auditing at PwC.

When Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme expressed uncertainty at whether she would be able to stand up to political pressure, Patel spoke at length about her history as an auditor, saying she has withstood interference and intimidation while doing her job before.Mary Papayya Mary Papayya is a media veteran and a member of the South African National Editors Forum council.Her past work experience includes serving as executive Director of Papayya Media, official KZN Ground Partner for the University of Witwatersrand and Wits Commercial Enterprise and Wits Business School Partner.

She has also worked for East Coast Radio, Tiso Blackstar (formally known as Times Media Group) and the World Association of Newspapers. Motshedi Benjamin Lekalakala Motshedi Lekalakala has served as Secretary to the Municipal Council at the City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

During his interview, Economic Freedom Fighters MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Van Damme quizzed him about his role in millions lost in the procurement of computers while he served in a public office.

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