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

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.

Zanele Mngadi

is Chief Director: Entity Oversight at the GCIS.  She also served at the GCIS as Chief Director: Products and Platforms . Ms Mngadi has worked in the communication space for over 24 years and has operated at senior management level for over 18 years. Her wealth of experience includes political management, development of communication strategies; content development; public participation; media management, and brand and stakeholder management. She also worked as a journalist for Natal Witness Echo (community newspaper), Umafrika Newspaper (IsiZulu newspaper) and the Star Newspaper. She studied Public Relations Management at the University of South Africa.

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.

Dr Nombeko Mbava

is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Monitoring and Evaluation, University of Cape Town and 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.

Andiswa Ngcingwana

is an innovative professional with a broad background in corporate governance and compliance in the public sector. Ms Ngcingwana has 15 years’ experience in the public sector, working for, amongst others, the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and Provincial Treasury, where she held several positions  in the fields of financial management, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation as well auditing. Ms Ngcingwana left full time employment in the public sector in 2016 to pursue entrepreneurship with a focus on SMME development. Whilst growing her strategic consultancy, she continued to serve the public sector in various governance structures, including several audit committees and boards. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).

Brenda Leonard

is a dedicated and experienced media practitioner and is currently Managing Director of Bush Radio, South Africa’s oldest community radio station. Committed to using media as a tool for social change, she is a founder and member of the Mitchell’s Plain Memory Project, which records stories of people’s experiences of the South African struggle for democracy. Ms Leonard has been deeply involved in the National Community Radio Forum, currently holding the position of Secretary for the Western Cape branch. She holds a BA Communication Science from UNISA.

Hlengani Mathebula

is an accomplished business leader with some 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Mr Mathebula’s involvement in this sector includes being a Managing Executive of ABSA Private Bank, and chairing the board of the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund, one of the largest self-administered retirement funds in South Africa. He has also served on the central bank’s Financial Stability Committee and the Governor’s Executive Committee. He served on the board of BMW SA Group. Mr Mathebula holds a Master of Management from the University of the Witwatersrand and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), BTH (Hons) from the University of the North and has, amongst others, completed the Senior Executive Programme at Harvard Business School.

Marina Clarke

is currently National Director for Epilepsy South Africa, having previously worked for the South African National Council for the Blind as Head of Entrepreneurial Development. Amongst her many professional appointments to advance the rights of people living with a disability, she is currently Chairperson of the South African Disability Alliance (SADA). Having previously served as Vice-Chairperson, African Chapter of the International Bureau on Epilepsy, she still serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the International Education Commission. She holds a BA (Drama) from the University of Pretoria.

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