Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Former Bush Radio station manager to be appointed to MDDA board

Dr Tanja E. Bosch
By Sasha Forbes
10 December 2008


Chief Executive Officer Lumko Mtimde of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) that supports, promotes and ensures the development and diversity of the media, announced that on the 5th of December President Kgalema Motlanthe siged a memorandum in order to appoint two new board members; Dr. Tanja Bosch and Ms Phumelele Ntombela-Nzimande.
Bosch who is a former station-manager of Bush Radio and is currently a Film and Media Studies lecturer at the University of Cape Town and Ntombela-Nzimande is the Chief People’s Officer of the SABC, will be appointed from the 1st of January 2009.
MDDA’s Chief Executive Officer Lumko Mtimde said “we are looking forward to working with them and hoping that we will be able to tap on there valuable input, in order to pursue the media development and diversity agency.”

Bush Radio Managing Director, Zane Ibrahim, says that the entire Bush Radio family welcomes the upcoming appointment of Dr Tanja Bosch to the MDDA board. “We are sure that Dr Bosch will add great value to the work of the MDDA and that she will continue to be a strong supporter of the community media sector where she cut her teeth both as a broadcaster and academic. Her rise from volunteer at our small community radio station to board member of the MDDA proves that the community media sector will continue to assist in the growth of individuals who can help affect change for good in the media industry.”

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