Vuyo Sokupa, head of Production and Development at the National Film and Video
Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, served her
last day at the foundation on 30 October 2015.
Sokupa started her journey with the NFVF in May 2015 on a six month contract and
was later confirmed as a permanent member of the NFVF’s executive team. “It has
been an exciting journey, exposing me to the intricate world of the film industry…
It’s time for new opportunities,’ says Sokupa.
Zama Mkosi, the NFVF CEO, wished Sokupa well on her new adventure; “From the
day she joined our team, Sokupa has been a shining light, a motivator, team
member, a rock star and a mentor, not only to her team but also to other members
of the organisation. Sokupa has an amazing passion for both the television and film
industries. We value the contribution and input she provided in the strategic and
daily operations of the organisation, and believe that where ever she is going, she
will continue to fly the flag of the film industry.’
Sokupa previously held the position of head of Programming at Mzansi Magic
channels for M-Net. She obtained her BA Journalism degree and a post-graduate
diploma in International Studies and African Diplomacy from Rhodes University.
Her career began at Mail & Guardian where she worked as a trainee journalist. She then moved to the African Leadership Academy and Red Pepper Pictures before joining M-Net in 2012. She managed the creative programming output for the Mzansi Magic channels, providing strategic insight and encouraging increased market share for the company’s channels.