President Jacob Zuma. CC image courtesy of the World Economic Forum.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed Ellen Zandile Tshabalala as the new South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board chairperson and professor Mbulaheni Obert Maguvhe as her deputy.
Tshabalala, who holds a BComm degree and two diplomas, previously served as the chairperson of the SABC interim board.
“We congratulate Ms Tshabalala, professor Maguvhe and all other members of the SABC board on their new positions and we wish them well in their new responsibilities,” said Zuma.
Tshabalala has both experience and exposure in business development, which includes small to medium and micro enterprise (SMME) development.
She also has experience with international relations, banking and marketing and has held senior positions within various corporate companies.
Tshabalala has also served as a member of boards for various organisations prior to being selected to serve on the SABC interim board and the newly established board.
Maguvhe has a PhD and a master’s degree in Education Studies for the visually impaired. He is also an associate professor for the Department of Inclusive Education for the University of South Africa (UNISA).
He has also served on boards for various institutions and has written several books and articles on education.