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Jack Phalane
31 August 2017, 8:43 PM

Jack Phalane has over 10 years’ experience in commercial law (including advising clients on the following transactions: sale of shares, sale of businesses, shareholders agreements and transactions involving broad based black economic empowerment and corporate governance).

Phalane has experience as a non-executive director of a listed company (Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers Limited. Admitted as an attorney in 2003.


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Krish Naidoo
31 August 2017, 8:34 PM

After matriculating in 1969 Naidoo took up employment at the Shell and BP refineries in Durban as a process technician and worked with the company until 1975. During this period he represented the employees and interacted with management.


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Harriet Meier
31 August 2017, 8:28 PM

Harriet has worked professionally as a writer/producer in film and TV for close on 40 years. Born and raised in Windhoek, Namibia, Harriet grew up in a film and radio environment, being involved with productions for German radio, film and television networks from a very early age. After getting a first class matric at the Holy Cross Convent in Windhoek, she joined the SABC in Johannesburg to work in computers and planning just before the launch of television, and then as production secretary in the drama department.

During this time she earned extra money as a freelance entertainment journalist, doing articles for various magazines and newspapers while studying part time for a BA degree in Communication through Unisa and training as an actor at the Johannesburg Academy of Acting. She left the SABC to work for a radio production house, where she learnt the specialised skill of performance writing for audio media.

During this period, Harriet contributed to many Springbok radio productions as a writer, presenter and actor, while also acting in theatre productions, films and TV series. She was also one of the original team who launched the translation and dubbing department of the SABC.

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John Matisonn
31 August 2017, 7:48 PM

John Matisonn began political reporting at the Rand Daily Mail in 1974, and received a prison sentence for refusing to divulge his source of reports about the South African Watergate scandal known as Muldergate.

He did this work while barred from the apartheid Parliament throughout the apartheid era as a “security risk.” A foreign correspondent in Washington for the Rand Daily Mail and back in Johannesburg for National Public Radio (US), he has been published in the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, The Observer and many others.

After four years as a broadcast regulator in the Mandela administration and two as editorial director of the short-lived THISDAY newspaper, he became the United Nations’ Chairperson of the Electoral Media Commission in Afghanistan. He returned from a second tour in Afghanistan to write his first book in Franschhoek, Western Cape.

On his appointment to the Interim Board of the SABC in March 2017, he cancelled his CTV weekly programme BETWEEN THE LINES, and put aside work on his second book.

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Mathumo Manaka
31 August 2017, 7:41 PM

Mathumo Manaka is a seasoned Broadcaster, Media lecturer & Brand Executive with over 17 years of microphone experience and a communication specialist.

He was a part of the green field license as weekday night time and weekend afternoon host at Kaya fm for about 06 years, weekday Afternoon drive at Igagasifm and weekend night time host at SAfrn were he was also instrumental in music compiling & marketing.
In May 2015 Manaka was granted an opportunity by Times Media Group (the owners of Vuma fin) as the Drive time radio presenter: as competitors to the public broadcaster, one had to vacate a provincial communications manager position at the SABC KZN.

He is a media & broadcasting lecturer at Boston media house and the Afternoon Drive Show host on KZN’s commercial radio station. Vuma103fm.

Manaka is committed to radio principles to build TSL / CUME and a strong brand that can appeal to the advertiser, that is a reflection of his personality and character.

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