Ellen Tshabalala, SABC chairwoman failed labour relations course dismally to an extend that she didn’t even qualify to re-register to get her diploma. This is according to University of South Africa (UNISA) representative who told Members of the Parliament.
UNISA executive director for legal services Jan van Wyk was the first witness to be called in Parliament’s communications portfolio committee inquiry into whether Tshabalala lied about her academic qualifications.
Van Wyk confirmed that even though Tshabalala had registered for her BComm degree in both 1988 and 1996, she failed to obtain the qualification.
According to Unisa records, she had also registered for a diploma in labour relations in 1995.
During the academic year, she passed two, failed two, and did not write two of the modules.
In January 1996, she was allowed to rewrite the two she could not write the previous year.
She obtained a score of 13 percent for her Human Resources module, and a score of 35 percent for Labour Relations.
Unisa then wrote to Tshabalala informing her she would not qualify to redo the course.