Johannesburg: Vasantha Angamuthu, a veteran Indian-origin journalist, has been appointed because the Chief Government of South Africa-based wire service African Information Company (ANA).
Angamuthu, who has undertaken a number of main initiatives in her profession together with the transition to democracy in 1994 underneath anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, stated that she was enthusiastic about her activity of rising a powerful African associate community.
“I am honoured to be at the helm of Africa’s premier news and content syndication business,” Angamuthu stated after her appointment was introduced by ANA chairperson Iqbal Surve.
“We go ahead with a function to make use of content material and data to energy Africa’s progress and improvement.
“We sit up for rising our robust Africa associate community; being the platform that takes African storytelling to the globe and constructing a enterprise invested in the way forward for this continent and supporting the success of media companies round Africa,” Angamuthu stated.
ANA, launched in 2016, has 42 main media networks throughout the continent as members, reaching over 68 million customers.
Amongst main initiatives Angamuthu has undertaken in her profession spanning greater than three a long time are political protection of the transition to democracy in 1994 underneath Mandela and implementing the consolidation and redesign of the huge variety of titles throughout the oldest print media group in South Africa, Impartial Media (IM).
Earlier than taking over the place of chief technique workplace for IM, Angamuthu labored because the vp of content material and product improvement at Hindustan Instances Media Restricted (HTML).
Angamuthu has additionally gained worldwide approval for her initiatives to make use of the media for social change at IM, together with campaigns to assist struggle the scourge of racism and violence towards girls in South Africa.
Surve stated Angamuthu had been a part of the chief workforce engaged on the Africa technique because it was initiated at IM.
“Her creativity, innovative mindset, leadership and keen understanding of the media industry will be invaluable to ANA’s growth strategy,” Surve stated.