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Kagiso Media radio boss elected chairperson of SA broadcasting body

By our African Marketing Confederation News Team | 2024

Nick Grubb takes over for two-year term at NAB, and Philly Moilwa becomes Deputy Chairperson. New exco also named.

South Africa’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced that Kagiso Media Radio CEO, Nick Grubb, is the new Chairperson for 2024-25. The SABC Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Philly Moilwa, has been elected Deputy Chairperson. 

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The NAB is a self-funded voluntary body and represents various players across the regulated broadcast sector. It aims to promote an industry grounded in the principles of democracy, diversity and freedom of expression. Membership totals around 80 organisations. 

 

“Over the last 31 years the NAB has been fortunate to be led by passionate and committed professionals with vast industry knowledge and expertise,” says NAB Executive Director, Nadia Bulbulia. 

 

“We thank the erstwhile Chairperson, Thabo Makenete (formerly of Multichoice) for his leadership over the past two years, and look forward to a positive future for the NAB and the industry with our newly constituted Exco team.” 

 

NAB has critical industry role 

 

Discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the country’s broadcast sector, Grubb said: “The NAB has always played a critical role in uniting the industry so it can navigate its regulatory landscape and develop structures that support self-regulation and skills development.  

 

“Over the last few years, we have seen it play an even broader role in [the] promotion of TV and radio to all of its stakeholders, and build out industry social investment mechanisms.  

 

“There is a lot of change coming from all fronts, so the NAB has never been more critical for our members and our industry.” 

 

The new exco of the National Association of Broadcasters is as follows: 

 

Commercial Radio Committee 

 

Chairperson – Tholoana Ncheke (Primedia Broadcasting) 

 

Deputy Chairperson – Judy Monyela (SABC) 

 

TV Committee 

 

Chairperson – Lara Kantor (Multichoice) 

 

Deputy Chairperson – Greg Clur (Faith Terrestrial) 

 

Technical Committee 

 

Chairperson – Andy Louis (Telemedia) 

 

Deputy Chairperson – Bevan Bates (Multichoice) 

 

Community Radio Committee 

 

Chairperson – Wilma van Schalkwyk (Radio Pulpit) 

 

Deputy Chairperson – Franklin Huizies (Jozi FM) 

 

Co-opted Exco Members 

 

Philippa Rafferty (eMedia) 

 

Alfie Jay (Algoa FM) 

Dr Kin Kariisa

Group CEO - Next Media

Dr. Kin Kariisa is an extraordinary force at the helm of Next Media Services, a conglomerate encompassing NBS TV, Nile Post, Sanyuka TV, Next Radio, Salam TV, Next Communication, Next Productions, and an array of other influential enterprises. His dynamic role as Chief Executive Officer exemplifies his unwavering commitment to shaping media, business, and community landscapes.
With an esteemed academic journey, Dr. Kariisa’s accolades include an Honorary PhD in exemplary community service from the United Graduate College inTexas, an MBA from United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Huazong University in China, and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Makerere University.
Dr. Kariisa pursued PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. As a dynamic educator, he has shared his expertise as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at both Makerere University and Radboud University.

Dr Kin did his PhD research in Computer Security and Identity Management at Security of Systems Group, Radbond University in Nigmegen, Netherlands. He previously served as a lecturer of e-Government and Information Security at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and Radbond University in Netherlands.

Dr Kin did his postgraduate courses in Strategic Business Management, Strategic Leadership Communication and Strategies for Leading Successful Change Initiatives at Harvard University, Boston USA.

  • Other current and previous roles played by Dr Kin Kariisa:
  • Lecturer of e-Government and Information Security to graduate students at Makerere University, Kampala and Radbond University in the Netherlands
  • Director of Eco Bank Uganda Limited, one of the largest banks in Africa
  • Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters, an umbrella industry association for all Television, Radio and online broadcasters in Uganda.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Nile Hotel International, that owns the leading hotel in Uganda, Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • Chairman of Board of Directors of Soliton Telmec Uganda, the leading telecom company in Optic fibre business managing over 80% of optic fibre in Uganda.