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2013-11-26 09:46
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Cape Town - The chief operating officer position at the SABC may be advertised soon, Communications Minister Yunus Carrim said on Monday.

He told the Cape Town Press Club the position "stalemate" was likely to end should negotiations be successful with a candidate who believed he should have been appointed.

Carrim's spokesperson Siya Qoza confirmed this candidate was Mvuzo Mbebe, who was recommended for the job in 2007 but was never appointed.

He got a court interdict in 2008 preventing the appointment of a new chief operating officer. Hlaudi Motsoeneng was in the position on an acting basis.

"We are looking at one legal aspect to finalise and negotiate a deal [with Mbebe]," Carrim said.

"If all goes well, within the next few days the matter will be resolved, which means the post will then be advertised."

Qoza said that when the job was advertised, Motsoeneng and "everyone else" would be free to apply.

He said the SABC board would then consider the applications and make a recommendation for appointment.

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