New SABC appointments

The SABC on Thursday announced “strategic appointments in line with its commitment to gender equity”.

Jimi Mathews has been appointed as Group Executive in the News and Current Affairs division, spokesman Kaizer Kganyago told Sapa.

Mathews was previously appointed in an acting capacity in this division.

The rest of the appointments were women.

The public broadcaster announced that Nothando Maseko was appointed as the Head of Television News.

Maseko, who was the former Executive Producer for Morning Live, would be Mathews’ understudy until he leaves.

Sebolelo Ditlhakanyane, the former Regional Editor in the Northern Cape, would head the broadcaster’s Radio News division.

The broadcaster announced that Bessie Tugwana had been appointed as Head of Sport while Sully Motsweni was appointed as Group Executive: Stakeholder Relations and Provinces.

The appointments would be effective from December 1.

Women within the SABC would now constitute the majority of the broadcaster’s Operations Executive Committee, Kganyago said.

The SABC reported on its website on Thursday that Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said the appointments were an indication that the broadcaster was committed to gender equality.

“I’m happy that we have appointed four women in these strategic positions,” Motsoeneng was quoted as saying.

“By appointing women to the upper echelon of management, it shows that the SABC takes women seriously.”

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