Jubie Matlou brings a wealth of experience as a multimedia journalist and editor spanning the platforms of radio, television and print media. He began his media production career in the print media sector as an Intern at the Weekly Mail newspaper, before moving to Capital Radio 604 as a Current Affairs Producer.
He cut his teeth in television productions in the early 1990’s as an Insert Producer for the SABC’s Good Morning South Africa - producing Magazine Inserts on socio and political issues during South Africa’s transition to democracy in the early 1990’s. Some of his responsibilities at the time included packaging News Inserts for CNN World.
Matlou was part of the Broadcasting Policy Technical Team that drafted the Green Paper (1997) and the White Paper on Broadcasting Policy (1998). It was during this time that he was exposed to Project Management, managing the procurement and roll-out of radio broadcasting and signal distribution equipment to previously disadvantaged communities to establish community radio stations as a pilot project for the Department of Communication.
Matlou later joined the Mail & Guardian for three years as an Associate Editor and Political Reporter. Thereafter, he served the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa as Head of Corporate Communications and International Relations from 2003 – 2014.
Matlou joined the SABC News in November 2017 as Regional Editor for Limpopo Province.
In terms of academic training, Matlou holds a B.A Honours degree in Broadcasting and Film Studies, and an M.A degree in International Communication.