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Navigator member spotlight: Sports Media Africa – Themba Ndlwana

Sports Media Africa logo“I met Themba Ndlwana in Essex, when I was delivering a marketing seminar there,” commented Nigel Temple. “His business is called Sports Media Africa. SMA is the catalyst between key stakeholders in the African Sports TV market. Themba is a nice guy and has considerable business vision. It would be great if our members could provide advice, feedback and networking contacts to Themba.”

Themba “foresees SMA playing a significant role in the development of a robust and sustainable African Sports economy. We are optimistic about the African Sports TV market. It’s going to be one of the key drivers of the African sports economy. We are at the epicentre of this development and we welcome interested parties to join us.”

Themba is an African sports media consultant who has in-depth experience in sports media rights and sponsorship sales. He feels that the media, especially TV, has a vitally important role in the expansion and viability of African sports institutions. He foresees himself making a significant contribution towards the creation of a robust African sports infrastructure with a solid economic foundation. He is co-author of the African Sports TV Market and a founding director of Sports Media Africa.

Themba speaks English, Zulu and Xhosa. He holds a Bsc (Hons), in Business Computing Systems from City University London and an Msc Sports Management, Sports Business and Economy from Birkbeck, University of London. He played rugby whilst at university.



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