He has congratulated the candidates after appointing them on Thursday to fill eight vacancies.
The appointments come after the National Assembly passed a resolution recommending the appointment of the candidates.
Presidential Spokesperson Khusela Diko says: “The President has wished this new board well as they execute their responsibility, understanding that they have a critical role to play in seeking to stabilise the organisation, especially during this critical time as our country advance to the elections.”
“The SABC has gone through a tumultuous period where its finances were extremely challenged, and its resources to be able to execute its public mandate were not efficient to allow it to do so effectively. So, the president hopes that this board will be able to provide the necessary strategic guidance and support to the SABC and all its employees.”
The newly appointed are Mary Papayya, Jasmina Patel, Dr Marcia Socikwa, Mamodupi Mohlala-Mulaudzi, Bernedette Muthien, Advocate Benjamin Motshedi Lekalakala, Professor Sathasivan Cooper and David Maimela.
Mohlala-Mulaudzi has been appointed deputy chairperson of the board.