Phil Molefe is APBF’s Sub-Saharan African Television Industry Relations Adviser. His major role is to assure public sector broadcasters about the value of an efficiently structured public service focusing on digital content publishing and the creation of Regional Editorial Boards, which APBF will spearhead as Africa transitions to digital terrestrial television.
Phil is currently studying towards a Master of Business Leadership degree with the University of South Africa (Unisa). He studied journalism at the University of Wales and is a fellow of the Thompson Foundation in the UK.
Phil has been a journalist for over 30 years, working for several South African publications, including SASPU National, Weekly Mail and The Star. Until his last formal appointment as acting Group CEO of the SABC, Phil had previously held several senior editorial positions within the SABC, including Head of Television News. He also served as Vice-President of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) and was a Founding Member of the Executive Council of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB).