Fundudzi Media takes pride in announcing Mr. Makhudu Sefara, an esteemed journalist, as the new Editor and Publisher of the Sunday World newspaper. “Makhudu is obviously a highly decorated editor with an impressive work ethic,” says Mr. David Mabilu, director of Fundudzi Media.
“We have done our research well. We didn’t want to rush the process – and we believe that he is the right person to take the newspaper to new heights. We believe he has the right talent, skill and work temperament to make the Sunday World an editorial and commercial success,” adds Mabilu.
Sefara is a seasoned editor who has distinguished himself in the newspaper sector over the years. He has won several awards, the most notable being the Standard Bank Sikuvile Editor of the Year in 2014. Sefara has edited Independent Newspapers’ flagship newspaper The Star and the Sunday Independent. He has served the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) in several capacities, including as its Media Freedom Committee Chairperson and later SANEF’s National Deputy Chairman.
Sefara has a Master’s Degree in Innovation Management from Wits University, a degree and diploma in Journalism from Tshwane University of Technology, amongst others. While he had strayed into communications and marketing, ostensibly to explore his creative bone, Sefara, at heart, is an editor and a newsman through and through.
“At a time when the rapid advancement of technology is leading to information overload, we now, more than ever, need the primary sense-makers of information in society to curate and package news with skill, creativity and circumspection. Sefara has amply distinguished himself and we are happy to have such a talent at Fundudzi Media,” concludes Mabilu.