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sabcMoneyweb reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Madoda Mxakwe and Yolande van Biljon as its new group CEO and chief financial officer respectively.  

The public broadcaster’s board said on Sunday that the two would bring greater stability to the state-owned company.  Van Biljon started in the job on Monday, while Mxakwe will take over as CEO on 1 July.  Mxakwe, who has held senior executive positions in business, communications and public affairs in both the private and public sector in SA and abroad, has the “required business acumen, experience and decisive leadership skills in business turnarounds and transformation”, the board said.  Van Biljon, meanwhile, has worked for the likes of Denel Dynamics (as chief financial officer) and Glad Africa Group.  Both have impressive academic qualifications.  SABC board chair Bongumusa Makhathini commented:  “We are proud to say that these appointments reflect diversity in relation to skills, age, gender and race.  The board believes that these two appointments will strengthen the organisation’s position as a credible and reliable public service content provider.”

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