WHITENOISE Part 4: Tshabalala was not allowed to re-write due to poor marks


A University of South Africa (Unisa) Executive Director for Legal Services, has told Parliament’s Communications Portfolio Committee that controversial South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Chairwoman, Ellen Tshabalala, failed her course in labour relations so badly that she was not allowed to re-register.

According to The Times, Jan van Wyk made the revelations today during the committee’s inquiry into whether Tshabalala had lied about her academic qualifications when applying for the position. She had earlier indicated that she would not be attending the sitting as she would not be granted a fair trail.

During a background check commissioned by the Democratic Alliance (DA) in October this year, it was revealed that Tshabalala had registered for a BCom degree in 1996, but never completed it.

Addressing the inquiry, van Wyk said that Tshabalala had previously registered for the BCom in 1988 but failed to obtain it. He also revealed that after registering for the diploma in labour relations in 1995, Tshabalala managed to pass two out of her six modules, while failing and not writing the other four respectively.

Having been allowed to re-write the latter modules, she managed a score of 13% for Human Relations and 35% for Labour Relations. Tshabalala was later informed that she would not be able redo the course to her marks.

van Wyk also claims that Unisa had been contacted by Mercedes-Benz in 2011, seeking clarification after Tshabalala had applied for a position at the firm. She subsequently failed the application after no records could be found of her obtaining the degrees.


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Read more on this story here:

Whitenoise Part 1: Muthambi Quiet on Tshabalala Ruling

Whitenoise Part 2: Motsoeneng Appointment “Astonishing” - DA

Whitenoise Part 3: “Motsoeneng’s Threats Will Not Deter Us”- DA