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KZNFC Board

  • Ms Nise Malange

    Chairperson

    Director of BAT Center, Script Writing, film and video production, published poet

    The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission was established in accordance with a provincial Act passed in 2010. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is set to begin fulfilling its mandate to make the province a film production centre. In 2014/2015, the KZNFC developed systems and policies to support and attract national and international roleplayers in the film industry.

  • Mr John Wills

    Deputy Chairperson

    Mr Wills work as a lawyer was inspired by a concern for human rights and justice. Prior to 1994 his legal work was premised on a desire to abolish apartheid. he was fortunate to be in articled in a prominent and potent anti-apartheid firm, where he acted for major components of broad the Mass Democratic Movement in South Africa, acting for political detainees, conscientious objectors and unionists.

    Post 1994, to the present he has been involved in transitional justice directed at ushering in a fair and equitable society. In this regard I has worked as an independent attorney and, through invitation, as a Special Advisor to three Premiers of KwaZulu-Natal.  His work involved him in major land redistribution work; months and months in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; appearing in numerous courts for people who fought for democratic rights in opposing traditional authorities and authoritarian regimes; the development of businesses for previously disadvantaged persons in transportation law; developing proactive and reactive strategies in combatting public sector corruption; advising Premiers on the appointment of judges in KZN through the Judicial Services Commission; chairing, prosecuting and advising on disciplinary enquiries involving  senior officials; electoral work in every election since the dawn of democracy in South Africa; advising the KZN Provincial Executive Council and its individual members.

  • Mr Musa Mzimela

    Member

    Speaker at King Cetshwayo District Municipality, HR, governance and political transformation. Representing SALGA

    The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission was established in accordance with a provincial Act passed in 2010. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is set to begin fulfilling its mandate to make the province a film production centre. In 2014/2015, the KZNFC developed systems and policies to support and attract national and international roleplayers in the film industry.

  • Mr Sanele Zondi

    Member

    Sanele has over 15 years’ experience working in stakeholder relationship management, sales and distribution, marketing, retail, public relations and communications, advertising, brand building and leadership, portfolio management, trade promotion and investment, and project planning and management environments. He also has experience in strategy development and deployment, policy development, research analysis, public administration, business development, corporate social investments and portfolio strategies. Sanele is an expert in information and communications technology (ICT), and digital and business development strategies specializing in Africa expansion and investment promotion.

  • Ms Linda Ngcobo

    Member

    She qualified as a Chartered Accountant 18 years ago, after completed her training contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers (Coopers & Lybrand). She attended the Management Development Programme in B-BBEE at Unisa in January 2011, which is a NQF 7 level qualification.  Linda is one of the founders and Managing Director of 1st Verification Networx (1st VN), a Durban based B-BBEE verification agency, which has been operation for 16 years. 1st VN is a SANAS accredited B-BBEE verification agency that employs 13 staff members. 1st VN has a numerous clients ranging from Listed Entities to SMME clients. 1st VN was among the first verification agencies that were accredited by SANAS to issue B-BBEE certificates in 2009.

  • Ms Nozizwe Mthembu

    Member

    Manager legal IDC in Media and Film, policy development, due diligence on transactions – contractual advice

    The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission was established in accordance with a provincial Act passed in 2010. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is set to begin fulfilling its mandate to make the province a film production centre. In 2014/2015, the KZNFC developed systems and policies to support and attract national and international roleplayers in the film industry.

  • Ms Leonie Berning

    Member

    Operations director in remuneration and HR, consulting in tourism and incentives

    The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission was established in accordance with a provincial Act passed in 2010. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is set to begin fulfilling its mandate to make the province a film production centre. In 2014/2015, the KZNFC developed systems and policies to support and attract national and international roleplayers in the film industry.