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12 April 2011

New NFVF Council

Dear Members of the IPO

We are delighted to inform you that two of our nominees, Paul Raleigh and Zama Mkosi, have been appointed to the NFVF Council!

New members of the NFVF Council were inaugurated by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, at a function in Pretoria last night.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish them both well during their term of office, and offer them the full support of the producer community.

Please see a breakdown of NFVF Council members below:
Ms Mmabatho Ramagoshi (Chairperson): She is the Regional general Manager of SABC

Zama Mkosi (Deputy Chairperson): She is a Media and Entertainment Lawyer at Jacobson,

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Mr Sello Molefe: He is the coordinator and researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and has studied Video and Film Production.

Mr George Leolo: He served as CFO in Sifikile Investment Holdings, with a background in Finance.

Mr Avhasei Mukoma: He is a Managing Director of Mukoma Attorneys and is also a Council member of the Operations Committee of the Film and Publication Board.

Mr Paul Raleigh: He is the founder and managing Director of Moviworld. He is also a Director for Southern Africa Film Finances.

Mr Laurence Mitchell: He is an Executive Director of Waterfront Studios and was CEO and Film Commissioner of the Cape Film Commission.

Ms Gcina Mhlophe-Becker: She has extensive experience in the arts including being an accomplished and world renowned actress, story-teller and writer.

Adv. Rai Roshan Dehal: He is a practicing advocate with expertise in Civil Litigation; Contractual Law; Property Law; Cross Border International Litigation; Arbitration and Contractual Dispute Resolution.

Ms Trish Downing: She is a Senior Manager in Marketing and Communications at Ster Kinekor Theatres.

Dr. Patricia Sethe Makhesha: She is a Senior Executive in Transformation at SAFCOL / KLF.

Yours sincerely,
Desiree Markgraaff and Tendeka Matatu

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