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Integrated annual report 2011 to the shareholders of Phuthuma Nathi Investments Limited

MultiChoice South Africa Holdings (Proprietary) Limited
Directorate

 

 

Nolo Letele (61)

Nolo holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Southampton (UK) and joined M-Net in 1990. He has held a number of senior positions within the MIH group, his most recent being that of group chief executive of MultiChoice South Africa. Prior to joining the group he was chief engineer at the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service. His directorships include MultiChoice Africa (Proprietary) Limited, Infraco Broadband (Proprietary) Limited, MWEB Connect (Proprietary) Limited, BuiltAfrica (Proprietary) Limited and SuperSport United Football Club (Proprietary) Limited. In 2001 he was named Media Man of the Year by the Star Business Report; Media Owner of the Year in 2003 by the Financial Mail Ad Focus; and in 2004 he received the coveted Phil Weber award from Naspers. Nolo also sits on the council of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA). Nolo is currently the executive chair of the MultiChoice group.

 

Kgomotso Moroka (57)

Kgomotso is a practising advocate and member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates. She obtained her LLB in 1981 and serves on a number of boards, including South African Breweries, Standard Bank of South Africa, Network Healthcare Holdings Limited (Netcare). She is the chairman of Royal Bafokeng Platinum (Proprietary) Limited and Gobodo Forensic Investigative Accounting (Proprietary) Limited. She is a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre (TLAC) and Project Literacy. Kgomotso is an executive member of the General Council of the Bar (GCB) and former chairman (2010) of Advocates for Transformation Gauteng South.

 

Koos Bekker (58)

Koos holds a BALaw, BAHons (University of Stellenbosch), an LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand, an MBA from Columbia University and a DCom honoris causa from Stellenbosch University. Koos led the founding team of M-Net in 1985, serving as chief executive of the MIH group until 1997. He was also a founding director of MTN. He is a director of Media24, MIH, MultiChoice and various other companies in the wider group. He also served on the local organising committee for the 2010 Fifa World Cup and the Council of Stellenbosch University. He has been chief executive of Naspers since 1997.

 

Salukazi Dakile-Hlongwane (60)

Salukazi is the deputy chairperson of Nozala Investments (Proprietary) Limited, a broad-based women-owned and -led investment company, representing over half a million direct/indirect women beneficiaries, that she cofounded in 1996. She holds a BA degree (Economics and Statistics) from the National University of Lesotho (NUL) and a master’s degree (Development) from Williams College – Massachusetts (USA).

She started her career at the Lesotho National Development Corporation in 1977 and while there, lectured on a part-time basis in business economics, for the Mature Students Programme under NUL. She then moved to the African Development Bank (AfDB) (Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire), 1983 to 1995, where she was appointed as a country programme officer, and later principal corporation officer. While at the AfDB, she took a two-year sabbatical (1990 to 1992) and spent this time at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Salukazi is a director of a number of Nozala-related companies that include: Eqstra Holdings Limited, EnviroServ Holdings and Afripack (Proprietary) Limited. She is also a trustee of Nozala Trust and Chancellor House Trust.

 

Don Eriksson (65)

Don is a chartered accountant (SA) and a honorary life member of the Institute of Directors (IOD). He became a partner of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.) in 1976 and was a member of its council and executive. In 1990 he joined Commercial Union as chief financial officer and executive director to CGU Insurance Company (SA) Limited, Commercial Union Life Insurance Company Limited and Sentrasure Limited. Don is currently chair of General Accident Insurance Company (SA) Limited, Insurance Outsourcing Managers Holdings Limited, Renasa Insurance Company, Summerfield Retirement Village and the audit committee of Discovery Health Medical Scheme as well as serving as an independent non-executive director to other companies. He served on the council of the IOD for a number of years and is an active member of its audit committee forum.

 

Steve Pacak (56)

Steve is a chartered accountant (SA) and began his career with the Naspers group as group financial manager of M-Net in 1988 and held various executive positions in the MIH group. He is a director of Media24, MIH Holdings, MultiChoice South Africa Holdings and other companies within the wider Naspers group. Steve was appointed an executive director of Naspers Limited in 1998.

 

Khulu Sibiya (63)

Khulu holds a Diploma in Journalism from the University of Detroit and a Diploma in Personnel Management from Unisa.

Khulu is chairman of SuperSport United Football Club, chairman of Litha Healthcare Holdings and a council member of the University of Johannesburg. He sits on the board of a number of listed and unlisted companies, including MultiChoice South Africa Holdings (Proprietary) Limited.

 

Jim Volkwyn (53)

Jim began his career with Naspers in 1991 as finance manager of M-Net. From 1996 to 1997 he was chief operating officer of MultiChoice Africa. Subsequently he served as chief executive of MultiChoice South Africa for three years, and remains on the board of directors. From 2000 to 2009 he was chief executive of MIH’s television operations. He holds a BCom from the University of Cape Town and qualified as a CA(SA).

 

Ton Vosloo (73)

Ton became managing director of Naspers Limited in 1984, serving as executive chairman from 1992 to 1997. He worked as a journalist from 1956 to 1983 and as editor of Beeld from 1977 to 1983. Ton is a director of Media24 and MultiChoice South Africa Holdings and chairman of MIH Holdings and independent non-executive chairman of the board of Naspers, a position he has held since 1997. He is a former chairman of Sanlam, M-Net, the WWF (South Africa) and of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. Ton was awarded the Nieman Fellowship from Harvard University in 1970. He has been awarded three honorary doctorates.

 

Fergus Sampson (43)

Fergus holds a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University (USA) and a Master of Business Management & Administration from the Stellenbosch University Graduate School of Business.

Fergus is chief executive of Emerging Markets Division for Media24 newspapers. He is a founding member of the Daily Sun newspaper. Fergus manages Daily Sun, Sunday Sun, Son, Son op Sondag, City Press, Soccer Laduuuuma! and the Media24 Journalism Academy. He serves on the boards of the Newspaper Association of South Africa (NASA), CT Media and the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC).

 

Imtiaz Patel (47)

Imtiaz holds a HDipEd from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Imtiaz is the group chief executive of MultiChoice South Africa. In March 2007 he was appointed chief executive of SuperSport International after having spent two years as CEO of SuperSport South Africa. He joined SuperSport in November 1999 as director of enterprises. He subsequently moved into various positions covering regulatory, production and enterprises. In January 1998 Imtiaz was appointed as director of professional cricket for the United Cricket Board of South Africa, after having served seven years in charge of the cricket development programme in Gauteng. In August 2009 Imtiaz was awarded the Phil Weber award, the highest accolade to an employee in the Naspers group. Imtiaz has completed many executive programmes, inter alia, the PMD at the UCT Business School and the Senior Executive Programme at the Harvard Business School. Imtiaz qualified as a teacher at the University of the Witwatersrand with a Higher Diploma in Education.