MDDA Board Members

Ndivhuho Norman Munzhelele:                 Chairperson

Ndivhuho Norman Munzhelele is an experienced Policy & Regulatory Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the ICT (telecommunications, broadcasting, postal and e-commerce) industry. A strong legal professional, Norman holds a Postgraduate Degree focused in Development Economics and International Development from the University of Johannesburg. Currently responsible for Regulatory and Strategy at eMedia Holdings, he is also a member of the Minister advisory council on digital migration charged with the responsibility of Advising the Minister of Communications and the Department on migration from analogue to digital television. Prior to this he was Acting Director-General of the Department of Communications.


Martina Della Togna

Martina Della Togna has over 24 years of experience as a producer of award-winning feature documentary films with South African filmmakers and visual artists. She has successfully led strategic communications campaigns for South African Provincial and national government departments, is a founding member of some of South Africa’s first community radio and television stations; as well as a published author on sustainability of the community media sector. Her five-year service as the legislature’s first Multimedia Manager in the South African Parliament led to the total overhaul of external communication strategy, including the establishment of broadcast and online platforms in support of public participation in legislation and oversight.

Collin Dimakatso Mashile

Collin Mashile is Chief Director: Broadcasting Policy at the Department of Communications in South Africa. He has over 20 years career as both a regulator, policy maker and senior management experience in the media, content, telecommunications and broadcasting. He has worked in policy analysis, formulation and review, regulation and currently reviewing the Broadcasting policy in South Africa. He has also delivered various papers on community and public media at international conferences.

Nkgakga Monare

Nkgakga Monare is Deputy Managing Director: Times Media Group: Media Division (Tiso Blackstar Group) and Executive Director: Times Media Group Board (now Tiso Blackstar Group board), as well as being a Director of the Publishers Support Services and of the Publishers Research Council. His experience includes recent positions as Managing Editor, Sunday Times and The Times newspapers; Deputy Editor (Acting Editor), Mail and Guardian; Editor, The Sunday Independent; and Executive Editor, The Star.

Nombeko Mbava

Tasneem Carrim started off her career in the Office of the President, under former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as a communications researcher. She also served in the Presidency of Thabo Mbeki as a deputy director, media liaison. She was later made responsible for establishing protocols and systems for the Presidency’s fledgling communications department. Currently, she is the Chief Director of Policy and Research at the GCIS.

Dr Nombeko Mbava, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Monitoring and Evaluation, University of Cape Town, is an expert on public sector programme evaluation. She has headed monitoring and evaluation units in public entities where she provided strategic leadership for activities related to organisational strategy development and governance. She served as a board member at the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association. Dr Mbava holds a PhD from Stellenbosch University, an MBA from Stellenbosch University Business School as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Smith College, Massachusetts, US.

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