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(L-R):  Mapula Nkosi, editor of Sunday World; S'thembiso Msomi, editor of Sowetan.
(L-R): Mapula Nkosi, editor of Sunday World; S'thembiso Msomi, editor of Sowetan.

Tiso Blackstar Group announces two key editorial management appointments

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Issued by Samantha Pugh PR on behalf of Tiso Blackstar Group - Jan 30th 2018, 10:52

Tiso Blackstar Group is pleased to announce the appointment of two key appointments to its Editorial Management Team. S’thembiso Msomi has been appointed Editor of Sowetan while Mapula Nkosi has been appointed Editor of Sunday World. Both appointments are effective from 1 February 2018.

Nkosi and Msomi are seasoned journalists who bring a wealth of experience, expertise and innovative ideas in the changing media landscape.

Nkosi, with a two-decade media track record, is currently Deputy Editor of Sowetan and was previously Deputy Editor of True Love magazine. Her understanding and experience in the entertainment and lifestyle publications will revitalise the thrilling content of our Sunday title.

“I am looking forward to strengthening the basics of good story-telling in journalism that will interest our readers with unique content in lifestyle, entertainment, sport, human interest stories and update them with vibrant current affairs issues,” says Nkosi.

Msomi has 22 years of journalism experience. He is currently Deputy Editor of the Sunday Times. He was previously Political Editor of the Sunday Times and City Press. He also had a stint as Deputy Editor of The Times in the early days of the publication. He is the author of the unauthorised biography of DA leader, Mmusi Maimane.

Msomi is “thrilled to be joining a publication with such a rich history of excellent journalism and …. one of the strongest brands in the country.”

Their appointments confirm Tiso Blackstar’s continued commitment to investing in these two critical titles which provide quality content to their readers.

Commenting on the appointments, Tiso Blackstar Group MD for Media Andy Gill says “S’thembiso and Mapula are proven leaders in the South African media landscape and we are fortunate to be able to draw on their wealth of experience and talent to take the Sowetan and Sunday World forward.”

 

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