kykNET and Karen Meiring have been synonymous with each other since her arrival on the group in 2009. Meiring has spearheaded fixed innovation and alter and below her management the kykNET Channels and viewership have skilled vital development. She will, nonetheless, be retiring from her function as Director however will proceed consulting for MultiChoice.
This signifies that kykNET is welcoming a model new Director within the new 12 months. Waldimar Pelser has develop into a longtime identify within the Afrikaans group because the Editor of Rapport and because of In Gesprek, a present affairs present that he anchored on kykNET (DStv channel 144), his identify is well-known to the general public.
Waldimar’s work as a journalist dates again to 2011 when he reported from throughout the continent as West Africa Bureau Chief for Media24 in Lagos, earlier than being appointed News Editor of Beeld in Johannesburg, then Editor of the Sunday newspaper and in 2013 he was appointed Editor of Rapport. He at present additionally sits on the board of the Pendoring Advertising Awards, which advances business communication throughout all indigenous South African languages.
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Waldimar studied legislation and journalism at Stellenbosch University and graduated with a Master of Philosophy from Oxford University in 2003.
The new M-Net Director of kykNET Channels says: “As a viewer, and later presenter, I’ve come to treasure kykNET – a household of channels that finds a lot to have a good time and cherish in our Afrikaans and South African tradition. It is an ideal privilege to be granted the chance to assist form many extra tales about who we’re, the place we come from and who we’d develop into.”
Gideon Khobane, Group Executive: General Entertainment on the Multichoice Group, says: “We look ahead to welcoming Waldimar Pelser to the MultiChoice household. His information and perception of the Afrikaans group will stand him in good stead to proceed the success of our kykNET channels.”
The kykNET model now affords 5 channels, making certain the accessibility of high quality Afrikaans content material for viewers and displays the fantastic variety of Afrikaans-speaking folks and communities in South Africa.