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    Rachel Jafta

    Rachel (57) has the degrees MEcon and PhD and is a professor in economics at Stellenbosch University. She is a director of Naspers and Econex and chair of the Cape Town Carnival Trust. She joined Naspers as a director in 2003 and was appointed a director of Media24 in 2007. She is a member of the South African Economic Society and serves on the management committee of the Bureau for Economic Research at Stellenbosch University. She has been chair of the Media24 board since April 2013. Since 2015, she has served on the international advisory council of Fondação Dom Cabral Business School, Brazil

    Rachel Jafta

  • Ishmet Davidson

    Ishmet Davidson

    Ishmet holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School at Scotland’s Heriot Watt University among other qualifications. He has 16 years’ experience in the media industry and joined Media24 in 2012 as head of community newspapers. He became the head of its news division in 2014, after which media distribution company On the Dot and Media24’s magazine division were added to his responsibilities. He was appointed CEO of Media24 in October 2018.

    Ishmet Davidson

  • Ruda Landman

    Ruda Landman

    Ruda (64) holds a BAHons and HED from Stellenbosch University and worked as a journalist for 30 years, 19 years as copresenter of the M-Net programme Carte Blanche. Since 2007 she has freelanced in the communications and media field. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by Stellenbosch University in 2011 for her work as a journalist.

    Ruda Landman

  • Salie de Swardt

    Salie de Swardt

    Salie (74) obtained BAHons and BEcon degrees from Stellenbosch University and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He was editor of Beeld, founding editor of Finansies & Tegniek (now Finweek), chief executive of Media24 Magazines and managing director of Media24 from 2000 to his retirement in 2005.

    Salie de Swardt

  • Debra Meyer

    Debra Meyer

    Debra (51) is professor of biochemistry and executive dean of the faculty of science at the University of Johannesburg. She was a Fulbright scholar at the University of California, Davis, where she obtained a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology. She has completed modules in media strategy and academic leadership at Harvard and Gibs (the University of Pretoria's business school). Debra serves as trustee or board member of several organisations.

    Debra Meyer

  • Trevor Petersen

    Trevor Petersen

    Trevor (62) is a chartered accountant with over 30 years’ experience. He obtained a BComHons in fi nancial management from the University of Cape Town. He was an executive partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. and currently serves on the board of Mediclinic International plc.

    Trevor Petersen

  • Jo-Ann Held (née Strauss)

    Jo-Ann Held (née Strauss)

    Jo-Ann (37) obtained a BComLaw degree at Stellenbosch University. She is a media entrepreneur who has presented and produced TV and online media properties for 17 years. She is a goodwill ambassador for Unicef and a director of Partnership Investments, the advisory board of Stellenbosch University Business School, Village and Life and M&C Saatchi Abel.

    Jo-Ann Held (née Strauss)

  • Koos Bekker

    Koos Bekker

    Koos (65) led the founding team of the M-Net/MultiChoice pay-television business in 1985. He was also a founder of the cellular telephony group MTN. Koos headed the MIH group in its international and internet expansion until 1997, when he became chief executive of Naspers. He stepped down in 2014. He serves on the boards of companies in the wider group. In 2015 he became non-executive chair of Naspers. His academic qualifi cations include BAHons and an honorary doctorate in commerce from Stellenbosch University, LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand and MBA from Columbia University, New York.

    Koos Bekker

  • Manie Mayman

    Manie Mayman

    Manie (63) is a chartered accountant and holds the qualifi cations BComptAcc Hons and BComHons (fi nancial management) from Unisa. He is a former fi nancial director of BP Southern Africa Proprietary Limited. He was the Media24 executive director responsible for the fi nance function until November 2016 and was appointed a non-executive director on 1 April 2017. Manie was appointed as the Media24 group's acting CFO on 1 November 2017.

    Manie Mayman