Nick Grubb, chief executive officer at Kagiso Media Radio, says Mthethwa has a unique blend of experience that elegantly fits the station's requirements. 

"Having collaborated closely with Mthethwa over the years, I have witnessed his commitment, professionalism, decisiveness and outstanding leadership skills. His appointment as managing director is well-deserved, and I am confident he will make a significant positive impact on the station and its operations," adds Grubb. 

According to the station, Mthethwa's appointment comes after three months in an acting capacity and heralds an exciting new chapter for ECR. The station has demonstrated strong audience growth in valuable segments as a result of a strong lineup of talent, continuous research into the tastes of its audience, community outreach initiatives, and the 'Here With You' brand campaign, which has engaged and excited listeners all over KwaZulu-Natal.

About Mthethwa

Qualifications and professional development
  • 2023: Completed the ECR Senior Leadership Development Programme at Stellenbosch University.
  • 2015: Graduated from the Kagiso Media Senior Management Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Studies.
  • 2015: Obtained a bachelor of commerce degree from UNISA.
Board and committees' membership
  • 2024: Non-executive director at OFM.
  • 2018: Director at East Coast Radio Charitable Association.
  • 2015: Member of Kagiso Media Radio executive committee.
Fun facts
  • He has been a part of East Coast Radio for nearly two decades.
  • Mthethwa is a devoted husband and father.
  • He is passionate about helping others reach their full potential.
  • He enjoys adventurous weekends doing anything motoring and is a self-proclaimed petrolhead.
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