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sabcSowetanLive reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) heard on Tuesday that controversial former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng was not qualified to hold any top position at the public broadcaster.  

SABC deputy chairwoman Khanyisile Kweyama was giving evidence in an arbitration process and said that even if the courts were to rule that Motsoeneng be reinstated, he would fall short of the requirements.  Kweyama said the minimum qualification for any executive position was a postgraduate or a master's qualification, which Motsoeneng did not hold.  She indicated that, according to their knowledge, Motsoeneng did not have the requisite qualifications, which automatically meant his reinstatement would be futile.  Asked if Motsoeneng qualified to be head of the SABC or group executive corporate affairs, Kweyama unreservedly dismissed this.  Motsoeneng is fighting his dismissal at the CCMA after a disciplinary hearing committee found him guilty of contravening the broadcaster's code of conduct by holding a press conference on 19 April last year while he was on suspension.  He was officially fired from the state-owned entity on 12 June 2017.

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