The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) appointed Madoda Mxakwe as its new group chief executive officer (GCEO) and Yolande van Biljon as its chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment of the GCEO is effective from 1 July 2018 and the CFO’s appointment is effective from Monday, 25 June 2018.
Mxakwe brings to the SABC a wealth of great skills and expertise derived from senior executive positions in business, communications and public affairs in both the private and public sector at a national and global level. He has obtained an MA (Global Political Economy) from Sussex University in the UK, Executive Leadership Developments certificates from London Business School, and a PGD in Business Administration from Gordon Institute of Business School (GIBS). Mxakwe has worked for Nestle serving in different senior capacities, the last one being the country head responsible for Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
Yolande van Biljon comes with a lot of experience gained from various organizations including Denel Dynamics, a division of Denel SOC Ltd, where she was manager for Finance Accounting and was later appointed as the CFO. She also has worked at Glad Africa Group (Pty). She holds a B Com (Accounting), B Compt (Hons), B Comm (Hons) and M Comm (Taxation). She also qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1996.
As part of its continuous effort to bring stability to the organization, the SABC is in the process of finalizing other group executives’ appointments in order to achieve sound governance in all business units. The organization has recently filled the positions of COO, head of Internal Audit, group executive: Human Resources, and group executive: News and Current Affairs.