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Edward Mbalo

Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director

Television Engineering Certificate – NHK Institute: Japan

Edward is the Managing Director of Khalipha Consulting, a Film and Broadcast Media Advisory Service company.  He is a Non-Executive Director of On Digital Media, the operator of TopTV, now StarSat, where he has served as Chairman and CEO. He saw the company through a business rescue process having served as consultant to the business rescue practitioner. Edward was the inaugural CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) – an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture – where he served for a period of ten years.  He played a key role in the development of South Africa’s film policy and the creation of financial instruments that support the film industry. Edward played a critical role in drafting the Broadcasting Act and shaping the content development strategy of the South African government. At the 64th Cannes Film Festival, Edward was awarded the African Vision Award, for his dedication as a creative defender of African Cinema. 

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