After almost six years as chairman of Primedia Broadcasting, Dan Moyane is
assuming a permanent role as the group CEO of Mazole Holdings, a company
which he founded in 1997. Moyane has been non-executive chairman of Mazole
From July, Moyane joins his long-time business partner, Johanna McDowell,
Mazole Group COO, to drive the company's strategy of seeking out investment
opportunities in new or existing companies operating in the marketing and
business communication arena. McDowell has been a marketing, advertising and
public relations businesswoman for over 30 years and is a well respected
practitioner in her area locally and internationally.
"Johanna and I are committed to achieving our business goals and objectives.
We plan to deliver immediate value to the companies in which we invest. Key
to this value is the growth and development of the right talent to enable us
to produce the right results for Mazole and for the companies within our
stable," says Moyane.
Moyane has been a media practitioner since 1980 when he started as a
reporter for a radio station in Mozambique and also worked as a BBC
correspondent. He joined Talk Radio 702 in 1992 as a newsman and from 1995
co-hosted the breakfast show with John Robbie. He left the station in 1997
and went into public relations consultancy before returning to the airwaves
on the SABC's national SAFM station in 1998 till 1999. He then re-joined 702
as its Station Manager and in 2001 where he was appointed Deputy Chairman of
Primedia Broadcasting and assumed the chairmanship in 2002.
"We believe that the strategic decision for Dan to take on a full time role
in Mazole will have a huge impact on the growth of this truly South African
company. We have been concentrating on building the company's profile and
laying the foundation over the last three years. I feel that the time is
right for Dan to take on a more active role within the business to take it
to the next level," says McDowell.