SUPERSPORT INTERNATIONAL (Pty) Ltd
Happy Ntshingila joined SuperSport on April 1 2012, after a successful
recent career at the Absa Group, where he was Executive Director:
Marketing and Communications.
Born in Soweto, he obtained a BA Communications degree in 1983 at the
University of Fort Hare with majors in English and communication
(advertising and journalism).
In 1984, he joined the Unilever Group as a sales representative and
later as marketing assistant. A year later he became the editor of IBM
SA News, later promoted to media liaison officer, where he handled
media issues affecting IBM, particularly on the disinvestment front. He
finally departed as a communication specialist. In early 1987
Ntshingila joined Tiger Oats as public relations manager for King Korn
before joining Ogilvy & Mather as an account manager.
In 1991 he was one of the co-founders of HerdBuoys
Advertising, the first black-owned agency in the country. By 2005, the
agency was a R400-million concern, ranked among the top 10 in the
industry and was voted the best unlisted empowered agency in South
His greatest achievements with HerdBuoys include, among
others, changing the colours of South African Airways from the old
springbok tail to the current flag, and designing the ballot paper for
the first democratic elections in the country. His experiences at
HerdBuoys were so unique that he even wrote a book about them – Black
Jerusalem – which received much acclaim.
Ntshingila was also voted 2007 Marketing Person of the Year by
the Marketing Council.
He is a proud family man, avid golfer and runner.
Director of Marketing
André de Villiers heads up the Marketing Department and
joined SuperSport in
1989 in the role of Marketing Manager. André became the Marketing
Director of SuperSport
in 1996. He was instrumental in building the SuperSport brand from a
sports brand on M-Net
to a prominent ‘Channel of Champions’.
BLC and LLB Degrees, Certificate in Sports Law
Head of Acquisitions & Legal
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
Nazeer Wadie joined SuperSport as CFO in 2012.
He was a management consultant for many years and worked on
projects ranging from strategy in the aviation industry to project
managing the acquisition and integration of IT hardware and software
companies. He’s an avowed sports fan with particular interest in the
Proteas, Manchester United, Barcelona, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Away from work, he is an avid chef, loves reading and is a
Enterprises & Regulatory
Graham Abrahams heads up Enterprises and Regulatory Affairs
been with the company
since October 2005. 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. Graham previously
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.
General Manager: Human Resources
Hlonipha has over 10 years experience in HR Management
and holds a BSocSci Hons degree in Psychology from the
University of Cape Town as
well as a Masters Diploma in HR Management from the University
Head of New Media
Ray Moore was a successful Internet entrepreneur in South
Africa, creating sports websites from 1995. He
was central in the development
of the SuperSport Zone
from the outset in 2000 becoming the General Manager the
following year. He has
a passion in evolving New Media technologies throughout the world with
a focus on the
convergence of disciplines.
Director of Media Solutions
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.
Technical Director – Operations,
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
North Sea. He has also worked with fixed line and mobile
in the UK, Italy and numerous African countries.