JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Friday, announced the appointment of Dumisani Hlophe as a political editor of its news and current affairs effective from Monday next week.
The SABC said that Hlophe has vast experience in the political, research and content programming fields emanating from working as a political science lecturer, writer, political analyst, and political editor among other responsibilities he was previously entrusted with.
Hlophe holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, among his qualifications, and is currently studying his PhD in Political Leadership and State performance from University of South Africa (Unisa).
In a statement, the SABC said Hlophe's new role will include managing and guiding the news political team in ensuring a high level of authoritative, accurate, engaging and fair political journalism; the values SABC News treasures in ensuring constant fulfilment of its mandate and in providing content in a balanced and unrestrained manner.
Phathiswa Magopeni, SABC news and current affairs group executive, said this was another step taken by the public news service to consolidate its position as an Independent and Impartial news provider.