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Johannesburg - Phelisa Nkomo has been appointed to chair the Media Development and Diversity Agency board, it said on Monday.
President Jacob Zuma appointed her to the position in January. Also appointed were new board members Nothando Migogo and Robert Nkuna, said MDDA spokeswoman Harriet Maseko.
“The MDDA welcomes the new board members. The wealth of their diverse expertise and experience viewed collectively will strengthen and enhance the work of the MDDA,” she said.
Nkomo, who was an adviser to Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, succeeds Gugu Msibi and will serve a five-year term.
Maseko said the MDDA looked forward to working with her, as she brought with her a wealth of media knowledge.
She has worked with, among others, the Black Sash, the Open Society Foundation, and trade unions.
Nkuna was an adviser to Transport Minister Ben Martins and previously served as an Independent Communications Authority of SA councillor.
“Nkuna was involved in the establishment of the MDDA in various capacities... as deputy director at the Government Communications and Information System he was directly involved in the process that led to the MDDA Act,” said Maseko.
Migogo was a copyright specialist and served as managing director of the Dramatic, Artistic, and Literary Rights Organisation.
Maseko said Zuma had thanked Msibi for her dedication and her contribution to promoting an enabling environment for media development and diversity. - Sapa