Mzwandile Masina has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Gauteng Film Commission.

Mzwandile Masina

Mzwandile Masina

An astute manager and business executive, Masina’s career rise has been meteoric and his successes hard-earned. He was employed as Chief Operations Officer at the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation before joining Gauteng Film Commission as its new Chief Executive Officer. His solid background and experience in both business and the public sector has enabled him to bring a wealth of experience to GFC. His solid credentials as a leader have enabled him to navigate diverse and complex business processes with much ease, creating focused teams and results-oriented business systems or organisations he has served.

Masina previously worked as Chief Director at the National Department of Mineral Resources responsible for the Office of the Minister and later Special Projects within the Department. He has worked as Director; Economic Empowerment in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, He has worked for the Ntsika Enterprise Promotion Agency as Programme Manager responsible for Targeted Groups. He was also appointed Director: Business Development and Customer Services at the National Department of Trade & Industry(the dti) before joining Uthingo Management as General Manager: Empowerment.

He studied at the University of the Witwatersrand School for Public & Development Management as well as at the University of Pretoria where he graduated with Masters Degree specializing in Entrepreneurship. He has attained numerous local short executive and development programmes, where he gained knowledge and insight into various business management practices.

He was named the Youth Leader of the year in 1999 for his outstanding leadership role by the ABSA Foundation and Rand Afrikaans University, (renamed University of Johannesburg), In 2008, he was named the most innovative employee of the year by Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, for the conceptualisation and successful implementation of the “One company One Job” initiative.

While at the dti, he served as the representative of the department at NEDLAC, a forum where government, business and labour discuss and negotiate contentious policy issues. He also represented the dti at the small business SABS standards committee, a committee responsible for the development of quality standards for small business products in South Africa.

Mzwandile is a patriotic citizen and his extensive community involvement is inspired by the needs of young people, particularly in the areas education and skills development. He has served as the General Secretary of South African Youth Development Programme (SAYDEP), where he was responsible for policy input during the formation of National Youth Commission.

When he can, he enjoys travelling, gym, reading history books, watching political documentaries and taking his children to the movies.

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