The CEO of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Madoda Mxakwe, has resigned from his position after completing his full five-year term.
- Mxakwe is the first CEO of the SABC to complete a full term in 15 years, following a period of instability and leadership changes at the public broadcaster.
- Under Mxakwe’s leadership, the SABC has implemented a number of reforms aimed at improving its financial sustainability, operational efficiency, and editorial independence.
- These reforms include cost-cutting measures, restructuring of the organization, and the development of a new editorial policy aimed at ensuring editorial independence and impartiality.
- Mxakwe’s tenure has also been marked by a number of challenges, including ongoing financial difficulties, declining audience numbers, and criticism of the SABC’s editorial policies and coverage.
- Mxakwe has stated that he is leaving the SABC to pursue new opportunities, and has expressed confidence in the organization’s future under new leadership.
- The SABC Board has thanked Mxakwe for his service and contributions to the organization, and has indicated that it will begin the process of appointing a new CEO in due course.