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Zulu appointed to top S. Africa TV post

JOHANNESBURG — President Nelson Mandela has appointed an academic, professor Paulus Zulu, as chairman of the new 16-member board of the South African Broadcasting Corp. (SABC).

Zulu replaces Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, who has held the position for the past three years and now has been appointed as premier of South Africa’s Free State province.

The 55-year-old professor heads the Center for Social and Development Studies at the U. of Natal in the Indian Ocean port of Durban.

In his first interview, he said he would work to overturn the current SABC policy of trying to broadcast in all 11 official languages, which he said stems more from “current and previous political deals than from the reality of our country.”

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