Chief Executive Officer
Gideon Khobane was appointed CEO of SuperSport in April 2016.
He was formerly the Director of M-Net General Entertainment Channels responsible for some of the most popular and exciting channels on DStv.
He has been with the MultiChoice Group since 2008. He has held roles as Head of Marketing and Publicity for M-Net Africa and Director for Research and Business Intelligence for M-Net South Africa.
Prior to joining M-Net, Khobane worked for a number of large South Africa companies.
He holds several qualifications, including a Bachelor of Commerce Degree specialising in Marketing Management, a post-graduate diploma in Marketing Management and a Master of Management Degree from Wits Business School where he specialised in Strategic Marketing.
Practiced as a senior partner in a
prominent firm of
attorneys for many years,
specialising in Litigation, Commercial and Sports Law.
Was active in
administration, serving as President of the Northerns Cricket Union,
Chairman of the
Nashua Titans, member of the General Council of the United Cricket
Board of South Africa,
Director of Cricket South Africa and Chairman of its Legal Committee.
Joined SuperSport in
Chief Financial Officer
Mohamed Bhyat brings a wealth of experience to
SuperSport, having held senior positions at a range of large South
African companies. Most recently he was Chief Financial Executive at
Paycorp Holdings, having also spent time at Primedia Sport as Chief
Mohamed also gained years of experience at firms like
Liberty Life, SA Eagle Insurance and the International Bank of Southern
He has a strong sports background which includes junior
football coaching and endurance horse racing.
Graham Abrahams heads up Enterprises and Regulatory Affairs
been with the company
since October 2005.
Director of Enterprises & Regulatory
He holds BA & B.Ed degrees and is a former
Communications in the Ministry of Sport and Recreation and Ministerial
Advisor on policy
formulation, regulatory matters and transformation.
worked in the print
media industry for 11 years as a freelance sports writer and columnist.
He has been active
in sports administration and dispute resolution since 1985.
Head of Production
Alvin Naicker has been involved in sports broadcasting since 1990. In an extensive career, he has worked on five Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games, four soccer World Cups and two Cricket World Cups, chiefly as a producer or director.
Alvin was largely responsible for pioneering the directing and producing of South Africa’s first Twenty20 cricket matches. He was also executive producer for the 2010 Football World Cup for SuperSport.
The head of production at SuperSport since 2010, he is a multiple award winner at the SAB Media Awards, twice being named overall winner of the prestigious honour.
Alvin has been at the forefront of SuperSport’s emergence as a world leader in sports broadcasting.
Docky Dockrat joined SuperSport in 2006 as Content Editor of the Update
Channel which has since been transformed into the continent’s leading
news and highlights channel, SuperSport Blitz.
Head of Programming
Docky has a wealth of
varied media experience, having started in radio. He introduced sports
bulletins to Lotus FM and anchored their first sports show, and at Talk
Radio 702 he was sports editor and anchor on the John Robbie show.
Online, he launched South Africa’s first Bollywood website in 1998 and
in the print medium he was Bollywood columnist for the Sunday Times
Docky is intrigued by the business of sports television while
constantly being amazed by the theatre of sport and its ability to dish
up the broadest range of emotions – sometimes in just a single
Head of Africa
He joined the
group in 1993 and has held various positions during his tenure and was
responsible for starting SuperSport’s successful Nigeria operation. He
responsible for all technical operations throughout the African
continent. An avowed
“golf nut”, he is married to Lisa and they have one child, Jessica.
Prior to joining SuperSport in 2010, McAlone
years in the telecommunications industry gaining experience in the
telecommunication solutions to various industry sectors. A large part
of this experience was gained in
and gas industry in various territories, including the Middle East and
has also worked with fixed line and mobile
in the UK, Italy and numerous African countries.