Phelisa Nkomo is the new chairperson of the Johannesburg-based Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA), while Nothando Migogo and Robert Nkuna will take up their positions as new board members of the agency this week, the agency CEO Lumko Mtimde has announced today.
The appointments were made recently by South African President Jacob Zuma.
Nkomo is a ‘social economist’, an activist and current advisor of the public enterprise minister, and a member of Black Sash. She has also worked for the Open Society Foundation and Parliament of South Africa. She is a native of Butterworth in the Eastern Cape province, and a former graduate of Langa High School and the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.
Nkuna is the current advisor of transport minister, and a former councillor of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), among others.
Migogo is a copyright specialist, and a former MD of the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO). DALRO is a copyright licensing agency which collects and distributes royalties on behalf of authors (book, newspaper and magazine) and publishers of literary and other artistic works.
“We welcome them. The wealth of their diverse expertise and experience viewed collectively will strengthen and enhance the work of the MDDA,” Mtimde said.
*Photo from Facebook. New Chairperson of MDDA Phelisa Nkomo.