Makhosazana Khanyile

Makhosazana Khanyile is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF). She was appointed in April 2019.

During her tenure, Khanyile has strengthened the NFVF’s strategic partnerships and broadened the institutions’ impact and reach by securing notable partnerships with industry-leading institutions such as Netflix, Tik Tok, MICT- SETA, MultiChoice and the SABC.

Khanyile was previously Director of Marketing, Communications, Advertising Sales and On-Air Services at FOX Network Group Africa (now Disney), where she expertly led the positioning of eight (8) Fox Network Group Channels and was pivotal in growing the footprint and reach of the National Geographic channel.

Khanyile’s career in broadcasting spans two decades, one of which was spent at MultiChoice, where she held various senior positions in and amongst others: Scheduling, Brand Management and Marketing for MultiChoice’s Genre channels – of which M-Net Action won a prestigious international Hot Bird Award in the fiction category, a first for South Africa television.

In 2013, she was appointed as Head Of Department (HOD) of Content Planning and Africa Customization and later spearheaded M-Net’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) portfolio.

Khanyile holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Henley Business School, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science from the University of South Africa, as well as an International Diploma in Journalism from Allenby Campus along with numerous leadership courses from renowned institutions.

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