South Africa: Zama Mkosi, CEO Of NFVF Resigns!

The South Africa National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is experiencing some changes as Zama Mkosi its erswhile CEO abruptly resigned.

According to industry reports, her resignation letter which was submitted to the Chairperson of Council on 27 May 2018 was accepted and approved. She was thanked for her contribution to the NFVF and the film industry while she led them.

In the interest of organisational stability, the council wasted no time in approving the appointment of former CEO Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Shadrack Bokaba as acting CEO, until a new CEO is installed. Bokaba who has been a member of the council is serving on its HR and audit committees. The board will embark on a process to recruit a new CEO as soon as possible.

The South African film board also announced the appointment of Joy Mawela as the head of Industry Development, Training and Marketing with effect from 1 June 2018, and Mbali Buthelezi as the Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 July 2018.

Reports are indicating that the reason for Zama Mkosi's immediate resignation as CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is as a result of the forensic investigation into allegations of waste and mismanagement of funds and other issues. These investigations were approved by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa. The embattled agency that is charged with the responsibility of promoting and supporting South Africa's film and television industry sees these investigations as necessary because of its desire to improve its brand reputation and staff morale.

Before the recent changes,  the NFVF has been suffering negative publicity that has engulfed it in the past.

So far, no comments have been by Mkosi or her former colleagues as to why she left the NFVF abruptly. Zamantungwa Mkosi was appointed as NFVF's  CEO in February 2012.

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