Board of directors

Zibonele FM is a community radio station governed by a board of directors who are elected by community representatives every three years. The primary responsibility of the board is to provide oversight and ensure that the station operates effectively, efficiently, and in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

The board of directors is entrusted with the leadership role of setting the strategic direction of the station, making major policy decisions, ensuring financial sustainability, and managing the station’s human resources. The board is also responsible for appointing and supervising the station manager, who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the station.

In addition to providing oversight, the board of directors is responsible for reporting to stakeholders on an annual basis. This involves reporting on the station’s financial performance, compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and progress towards achieving its strategic goals. The stakeholders may include the community, funders, regulatory bodies, and other interested parties.

The board of directors is accountable to the community and must act in the best interests of the station and its listeners. As such, the board must remain transparent and accountable in its decision-making and ensure that it is fulfilling its responsibilities in accordance with the station’s mission and values.

Mthetheleli Vellem


Nwabisa Mabhece Toyise

Deputy Chairperson

Gloria Mabaso


Loyiso Silwana


Nolwandle Qaba

Head of Policy