MDUDUZI VILAKAZI

Corporate Business Development Manager

 

 

Mduduzi is a highly accomplished Executive Professional who possesses over 20 years of broadcasting experience, 10 of which have been spent in senior and executive positions. He currently heads the Media Business Unit at Aurum Innova, responsible for the growth of the unit and providing support to all other business units with all their media related needs.

Mduduzi is a former Head of Radio and Community Media at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. He has also led the Applied Broadcasting Centre for Education and Development (ABC Ulwazi) as General Manager. He served SABC as Metro FM Station Manager, Ion FM as a Business Development Head responsible for growing podcast markets in Africa. His digital experience includes leading the formation of an online digital platform, Touch HD, as Managing Director. He is an accomplished media strategist, with a vivid understanding of broadcasting regulations, programming, digital platforms development and content management.

A passionate skills facilitator that currently serves as part-time radio lecture at the National Electronic Media Institute (Nemisa) and consults on various community radio development and research initiatives. He also served as an Advisory Board Member at Wits Radio Academy and Radio Days Africa Conference Director.