The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has welcomed the appointment of its new board, saying it hopes this will take the public broadcaster forward.
Acting President Kgalema Motlanthe approved the board on Wednesday following last week’s endorsement of nominations by the National Assembly.
Parliament dissolved the SABC’s previous board earlier this year after infighting prompted all but one member to resign.
Four members of the SABC's interim board have made it on to the public broadcaster's new governing body.
They are: Ellen Tshabalala, Noluthando Gosa, Ronnie Lubisi and Vusumusi Mavuso.
The SABC’s Kaizer Kganyago said he hopes this will bring the board continuity.
"We hope that this will help ensure that there is continuity especially because the interim board members are part of this new board and this will help us. I think I can even take this opportunity to thank the interim board for the contribution they have made so far."
Last week, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications recommended 12 names for appointment to the board.
The list was approved by the ANC majority in Parliament, but was rejected by opposition parties.
Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said the new board will serve for five years.
This will be the SABC's fourth board since 2009.