NFVF MANAGEMENT

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Makhosazana Khanyile 

                                                                                                               

 

 

Affectionately known as Khosi, Makhosazana Khanyile has trail blazed the path for women working in the field of media and communications for more than a decade. At the age of 41, she has become a respected and distinguished presence in the Media and Broadcasting world in Africa. Her love for television started at a young age and by looking at her career over the years it becomes clear that this passion has not waned in the slightest. In her own words, this self-confessed logophile says, "I love words, I love reading – I love well-written scripts – I fell in love with Television all over again when I watched the pilot episode of The Newsroom because the dialogue was so sharp and absolutely riveting. It is this passion for stories that she is determined to share with the rest of Africa. Over a period of 13 years at M-Net she crafted her skills to become a media expert in all aspects of the industry. She has a keen eye for monitoring trends which combined with a thorough understanding of demographics and psychographics, serves her well to make skilful decisions and form long-term strategies. She is also highly knowledgeable of Broadcasting Regulations in East and West Africa, a strength that has allowed her to advise business operations on the continent.

Currently an MBA candidate with the Henley Business School, Khosi also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, a Bachelors Degree in Communication Science from Unisa, as well as an International Diploma in Journalism from Allenby Campus along with numerous Leadership courses from renowned institutions. Having started her career as a trainee reporter for Drum magazine in 1997. She subsequently took up positions at True Love magazine as a features Coordinator during Khanyi Dhlomo’s tenure as Editor, and credits Khanyi as an inspiration. Her media journey saw her do a year-long stop over at YFM as an online editor before moving into the television arena. Joining M-Net in 2001 and gaining valuable experience at Channel O as a scheduler and Web Editor, she moved to the kids brands where she worked as a Brand Manager for Ktv and GO.

During her time as Channel and Marketing Manager for the Genre Channels at M-Net which included M-Net Action/Stars and M-Net Series, the M-Net Action channel won a prestigious international Hot Bird Award in the fiction category, a first for South Africa television. In 2013 she left the content side of the M-Net business where she was working as an HOD of Content Planning and Africa Customisation to spearhead M-Net’s Corporate Social Investment Portfolio.

Over the course of her career, Makhosazana has continued to invest in her skills by completing courses in Leadership, Management and Employee Relationships. In her role as Director of Marketing, On-Air and Creative services and Communications at Fox Network Group Africa, Makhosazana Khanyile expertly led the positioning strategy for eight Fox Network Group Channels. Becoming part of the Fox team, a globally recognised brand, gave Makhosazana the opportunity to utilise her skills and passions on an international platform. She was pivotal in bringing to life a brand-new Pan African channel called Fox Life and in 2016 successfully managed the Empire South African tour, featuring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, Hollywood A list stars. In 2018 she repeated this feat by managing the Taraji P. Henson Jozi tour to rave reviews.

 

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Zanoxolo Koyana 

 

 

Zanoxolo Koyana is a seasoned finance professional with experience in accounting, auditing, risk management, governance and compliance. His career spans over 21 years, predominantly spent in the auditing, accounting and corporate governance environment, where he held various roles in Executive and Senior Management.

He began with his Articles in 1999 at Nkonki Sizwe Ntsaluba doing accounting, external auditing, internal audit, forensic audit and advisory, following which transferring his Articles to the Auditor General of South Africa, where he also became Audit Supervisor. Koyana also worked as a Senior Internal Auditor at the Department of Water Affairs, as well as SARS where he served briefly as Team Leader Audit, doing tax assessment audits. In 2006 Koyana joined Gauteng Treasury as the Deputy Director in Accounting Services with the primary role of compiling and consolidating the Provincial Revenue Fund AFS, advising on accounting, audit & governance to the CFO of entities & departments and was ultimately promoted to Director of Accounting Services. In 2012 Koyana was appointed as the CFO at the International Trade and Administration Commission (ITAC). He served there for 6yrs, achieving 6 unqualified audit opinions, as well as improving internal control weaknesses. In 2017 Koyana was appointed as the inaugural CFO of FASSET and left the SETA in early 2019.

Koyana’s experience has awarded him an opportunity to work with the best to ensure that in all endeavours, he uses the best practices in financial management. Zanoxolo, a Professional Accountant (SA) (SAIPA), holds a BCom Accounting degree (University of Fort Hare) and an MBA (Milpark Business School).

 

Temp Head: INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT 

Kirsty Blackford

 

Kirsty has over 25 years’ experience in the film and television Industry both in South Africa and the UK.

Her career in media started when she joined the BBC in Programme Finance. She subsequently took up similar roles at ITV and GMTV. In 1995 she moved to South Africa and freelanced as a Production Accountant for Film Afrika Worldwide and in 1998 joined the founding Midi television team who successfully launched e.tv.

The following year, she took up the position of Executive Producer and was responsible for the production of numerous local programming including South Africa’s first daily youth drama Backstage. She then headed the Creative Services division taking up the role of General Manger where she successfully managed the multimedia creative team who were responsible for the eMedia groups creative and branding requirements. This included the launch of eNCA and OpenView HD.

During her leadership, the Creative Team won multiple prestigious World and Africa Promax Marketing Awards.

 

Head: OPERATIONS

Nomazulu Mda


Nomazulu Mda brings a wealth of operational experience to the National Film and Video Foundation, with over 11 years of experience in the broadcasting sector. This has provided her with invaluable knowledge in developing and growing business operational systems, having been a strategist, research manager, stakeholder manager, and expert in business operations and management processes.

Prior to joining the National Film and Video Foundation, she worked at the SABC in various capacities including serving as Manager: International Affairs and Acting Executive Manager: Office of the Group CEO; Head of Research and Policy Analysis and Acting General Manager: Strategic Planning at SABC News. Nomazulu also represented the SABC at numerous international fora, presenting papers and chairing conference sessions. Prior to joining the SABC, Nomazulu worked for the South African Institute of International Affairs, the Departments of International Relations and Cooperation; and Communications.

She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand, an Honours degree in International Relations, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English, both from the Walter Sisulu University. Nomazulu has also completed a Management Development Programme at GIBS and completed a range of other professional development qualifications.

Nomazulu’s experience and knowledge allow her to provide strategic leadership, optimise the NFVF’s business unit integration; and embark on continuous enhancements of the NFVF’s operating environment to ensure seamless function of policies, processes and promotions for optimal business results.



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