President Zuma appoints new MDDA board members

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has appointed new members to serve on the board of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA).

Phelisa Nkomo, who is an adviser to the Minister of Public Enterprises, has been appointed as the new chairperson, while Nothando Migogo and Robert D. Nkuna have been chosen as the two new board members.

Nkomo’s appointment comes after the departure of Gugu Msibi, who served and completed her full five-year term as chairperson.

Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane, has thanked Msibi for loyally serving her full five years. President Zuma has also thanked her for her dedication and contribution in promoting an enabling environment for media development and diversity.

The MDDA has welcomed the new board members, and has committed to working with and supporting them.

“The wealth of their diverse expertise and experience viewed collectively will strengthen and enhance the work of the MDDA,” said the agency.

Set up by an Act of Parliament, the MDDA is tasked with enabling historically disadvantaged communities and persons not adequately served by the media to gain access to the media. –