Thursday, July 12, 2018

South Africa's National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) urgently looking for a new CEO.

The struggling National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is urgently looking for a new CEO after the abrupt departure of Zama Mkosi under a cloud at the end of May.

Shadrack Bokaba is temporarily standing in as acting CEO of the NFVF to provide "organisational stability".

The minister of arts and culture, Nathi Mthethwa ordered a forensic investigation into the NFVF months ago and the report and findings were delivered to the government in March 2018 already.

So far Nathi Mthethwa has refused to make the report into the findings of corruption and mismanagement public.

The past few years the NFVF has been embroiled in various allegations of money wasting and mismanagement of funds by senior executives, seriously damaging the credibility and reputation of the NFVF with the organisation that has seen its relationship with both the TV and film industry deteriorate, as well as with the media.

The allegations of mismanagement and money waste included not just overseas trips and expense accounts for foreign travel in luxury hotels with outrageous travel demands - money meant to fund film and television in South Africa - but also local splurging with trips to Sun City.

The bulk of NFVF staffers in an open letter complained about NFVF working conditions and made a litany of allegations of corruption within the NFVF and other irregular issues, implicating Zama Mkosi, as well as the NFVF's chief financial officer and NFVF council members.

The NFVF is now urgently looking for a new CEO, with the closing date for applications that's 16 July.

The new NFVF CEO will have to "develop and oversee the strategy of the NFVF" and will have to "direct, lead and manage the NFVF in its strategic growth and operations path"

People who want to apply must send their CV to by no later than 16 July 2018.