Bessie Tugwana to head up SABC Sport

Rebecca Hawkes | 10-12-2013

Bessie Tugwana, general manager of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News, has been appointed acting head of SABC Sport.

The appointment was announced following the resignation of Sizwe Nzimande, who oversaw the broadcast coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng, SABC acting chief operations officer, said: “The SABC has benefitted a great deal during Mr Nzimande’s tenure and it is befitting that we extend our gratitude to him for the great work he did at the SABC.

“We have confidence at the level of experience, professionalism and the in-depth understanding of the broadcasting business operations Ms Tugwana has displayed over the years, and she will in no doubt excel and deliver diligently as expected.”

Tugwana has previously stood as acting head of SABC TV and general manager of SABC2.