24 August 2018
Ogilvy Cape Town’s Rangaka takes Loeries chair
Tseliso Rangaka, executive creative director at Ogilvy Cape Town, has been appointed chairman of the Loeries for the next two years. He takes over from Suhana Gordhan, creative director at FCB Africa, who ended her term as chairwoman. The announcement was made during the first night of the 40th Loerie Awards on Friday, 17 August at the Durban International Convention Centre.
Rangaka follows Suhana Gordhan into the Loeries’ chair position and welcomes the chance to help re-shape the industry to meet dynamic, contemporary marketing challenges in South Africa: “Relevance is the key – our creativity must connect with our clients’ markets and reach them in ways that surprise and engage. A critical ingredient to this is getting the right mix of people around the puzzle. That’s when magic happens.”
Naspers appoints Ekdahl as CEO of new OTT video unit
Naspers' video entertainment has announced the appointment of Niclas Ekdahl as CEO of the recently formed Connected Video unit. This new unit runs the Showmax and DStv Now internet TV services in Africa and is also responsible for developing new OTT (Over The Top) services for the MultiChoice group. Ekdahl has over nineteen years of executive leadership experience in the audio-visual services industry.
SABC replaces spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago after 13 years with Neo Momodu
Cape Town – The SABC has replaced Kaizer Kganyago as the South African public broadcaster's spokesperson after 13 years, with Neo Momodu who has been appointed as the SABC's chief marketing and corporate affairs exec and who will add the role of acting as spokesperson.
Kganyago who remains part of the SABC's communications division is being moved to another role at the SABC, with the broadcaster saying Momodu will be taking up both roles "with immediate effect".