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15 June 2018

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Zama Mkosi Abruptly Out As NFVF CEO After Forensic Investigation

Zama Mkosi has abruptly resigned as CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) following a forensic investigation into allegations of mismanagement, waste of funds and other issues at the embattled organisation supposed to promote and support South Africas film and television industry.

Mkosi is out with immediate effect and is being replaced by Shadrack Bokaba as acting CEO for the time being, in the interest of organisational stability according to the NFVF. Theres been no quote or statement from Mkosi or any reasons given why shes left the NFVF abruptly, but she resigned on 27 May.

The NFVF says it will start the process looking for a new CEO. Zamantungwa Mkosi was appointed NFVF CEO in February 2012.

The past few years the NFVF has been embroiled in various allegations of money wasting and mismanagement of funds by senior executives, seriously damaging the credibility and reputation of the NFVF with the organisation that has seen its relationship with both the TV and film industry deteriorate, as well as with the media.

The allegations of mismanagement and money waste included not just overseas trips and expense accounts for foreign travel in luxury hotels with outrageous travel demands - money meant to fund film and television in South Africa - but also local splurging with trips to Sun City.

Source: All Africa

Kevin Sussman of 'Big Bang Theory' coming to Comic Con Africa

JOHANNESBURG – As if news that Comic Con is coming to South Africa for the first time was not exciting enough, the event has added more to make your heart beat faster!

Kevin Sussman, who plays quirky comic bookstore owner Stuart Bloom in the hit series Big Bang Theory, is on the list of celebrity guests attending Comic Con Africa 2018.

Sussman is best known for his recurring roles as Walter in the comedy-drama Ugly Betty. Sussman’s other work includes Sweet Home Alabama, Hitch and Made of Honour.

The actor joins team Comic Con Africa, which already includes Aquaman’s Jason Momoa, Star Trek’s Rick Worthy and South African comedic ensemble Goliath&Goliath to name a few.

Comic Con Africa will be held from 14 to 16 September 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre.

The event will feature comic books, science fiction/fantasy related film, series and similar popular art, as well as animation, toys and gadgets.

Source: Eyewitness News