Mabizela is New CEO for Allan Gray Orbis

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has appointment Dr Nontobeko Mabizela as its new CEO. Mabizela’s exceptional leadership skills, extensive experience and unwavering commitment to empowering young entrepreneurs make her an invaluable asset to the foundation.

Her journey with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation began during its early stages, and she has since played a pivotal role in its success. Having served as acting CEO since November 2022, she brings a strong focus on governance, compliance, strategic leadership, impact measurement and for achieving results – for strong focus.

Prior to joining the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Mabizela enjoyed a successful academic career, earning a doctoral degree in chemistry from the University of Cape Town.

Khobane  to head Amazon’s unit in Africa 

Former SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane is a new director for Prime Video Africa at Amazon Prime Video. Khobane’s role will be to focus on implementing strategies through growth and development of Amazon’s video streaming platform in Africa.

His experience in executive management as CEO at MultiChoice’s SuperSport started in 2016. Khobane was appointed MultiChoice group executive for general entertainment.

As an executive-level media professional with multiple year experience in video-entertainment at pay-tv and free-to-air broadcasters across Sub-Saharan Africa, Khobane has managed the largest video-entertainment brands in Sub-Saharan Africa across the sport and general entertainment genres through his ability to position media brands for growth and sustainability.

Khobane is also a fully accredited chartered marketer with experience in Pan-African broadcasting, marketing, research, and general management, having spent several years working in launching and growing television channels across Sub-Saharan Africa on the DStv pay-tv platform.


GGA appoints Maroleng as international CEO

Good Governance Africa (GGA) has appointed Chris Maroleng as its international CEO. Maroleng, who held the position as SADC executive director for GGA, is also global adviser for the organisation. The former SABC chief operating officer is an accomplished public and corporate affairs executive, having close to two decades of working experience, where he specialised in strategy, research, media, communication, security, corporate governance and public affairs.

Maroleng was also a group executive for corporate affairs at Africa’s largest mobile network operator, MTN, and spent six years at the eNews Channel Africa, where he was Africa editor.

He has worked at the Institute for Security Studies as a senior researcher in peace and security issues in Africa. Maroleng holds an MA in international and comparative politics from the University of Cape Town. He was also a Menell Media Fellow at Duke University’s Dewitt Wallace Centre for Media and Democracy.

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