11 August 2017


Primedia Broadcasting brings in heavyweight Mark Jakins as CCO

Primedia Broadcasting will be bringing in the extensive expertise and skills of Mark Jakins to take on a new strategic business leadership role of chief commercial officer from 1 September 2017.

Mark will be driving the commercial strategy for our business as a whole, which is a much broader portfolio than we have had in the past and he will bring his considerable talents and skills to bear to grow revenue and strengthen our market positioning, shares Omar Essack, Primedia Broadcasting CEO.

Mark has proved to be exceptionally strong at managing multiple portfolios to drive revenue and improve profitability, as well as lead new initiatives and projects to bring in new revenue streams, motivate teams and build equity for the brands that he has worked on.

He will join the broadcaster from Peermont Hotels Casinos and Resorts where he has served as both CCO and chief marketing and operations executive since 2006.

SABC yet to decide on renaming Studio 5 after Joe Mafela

Johannesburg - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is yet to deal with a request to name Studio 5 after the late veteran actor, Joe Mafela, four months after his death.

The request to have Studio 5 renamed was made by Mfundi Vundla, the creator of "Generations -The Legacy", during Mafela's memorial service in a bid to honour his legacy and memory.

Mafela was involved in a car accident on the M1 North between the Oxford and Houghton Road off-ramps in Johannesburg on March 18. He was 74 when he died and was also acting a role in Vundla's "Generations-The Legacy" at the time of his death.

Source: IOL