Thursday, 28 April 2022 15:25

SABC appoints Moshoeshoe Monare as the head of news.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has appointed Moshoeshoe Monare as the new group executive for news and current affairs.

Monare takes over from Phathiswa Magopeni, who was fired after she was found guilty in a disciplinary hearing of failing to stop the airing of an episode of Special Assignment, which had been interdicted. She had argued the episode was aired by mistake, and claimed she hadn't given the instruction to her staff for it to be broadcast.

In a statement on Thursday, the SABC said Monare would take over his new role effective from 1 June 2022.

Monare is currently MD of operations and corporate services at Arena Holdings, which publishes the Sunday Times and Business Day. He is a former editor of the Sunday Independent, deputy editor of the Mail & Guardian, and managing editor of the Sunday Times and the Times.

He is also a former deputy chairman of the South African National Editors Forum.

Monare has a national diploma in journalism from Tshwane University of Technology, a BA (hons) and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from Wits. He also has an LLB from Unisa and completed the Management Advanced Programme at Wits Business School, the SABC said.