Ugandan Appointed CEO of S. Africa’s Government Broadcaster

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Ugandan accountant James Aguma their acting Chief Executive Officer.

SABC is the state broadcaster in South Africa, viagra 40mg and provides 19 radio stations as well as 4 television broadcasts to the general public.

The broadcaster made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon and was expected to publicize the appointment further at press conference later in the evening.

SABC Board Chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe had earlier in the morning made the announcement during a special staff meeting at Auckland Park.

Aguma who has been working as the broadcaster’s Chief Financial Officer is taking over from Jimi Matthews, malady who resigned yesterday following misconduct investigations.

Maguvhe reportedly re-assured employees that there is no crisis at the public broadcaster despite threats of a strike by some senior journalists, who are concerned about the broadcaster’s editorial direction.

Three staff members penned a letter to Chief Operations Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng requesting a meeting to discuss what they called a ‘heightened sense of fear and low staff morale’ in newsrooms.

They also complained about censorship and the suspension of three colleagues, who were reprimanded for disagreeing with a decision not to cover an anti-censorship protest.

Before being appointed Chief Finance Officer at the broadcaster, Aguma served as general manager for strategic support at the SABC.

Prior to that he worked as a senior manager at South Africa’s Office of the Auditor General.

Aguma is a qualified chartered accountant, with Finance, Accounting, Corporate Governance, Audit and Internal controls qualifications from Makerere University (1988 – 1991) and the University of Cape Town (1996 – 1998).

He is also a registered assessor with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and holds a certificate in Rough Diamond Grading and Assessments.

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