Massive debts and a spate of top-level resignations have pushed the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to near-collapse, threatening a network once styled as the voice of the country's democracy.
This is according to SABC Board member, Alison Gillwald.
"If the board does not function, the SABC does not function. The legal constraints and protection of its own statutes (mean) that if the board does not meet, the SABC literally grinds to a halt," Gillwald says.
She said board members resigned in the middle of an incomplete audit process, adding that the hamstrung board cannot now take decisions on issues such as salary increases or on critical expenditure for coverage of the 2010 football World Cup.
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