White to be managed

Zola Yeye is the new Springbok manager – and he will be no ‘yes man’ to Bok coach Jake White.

Yeye’s appointment was confirmed at a press conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

MR ZOLA YEYE: PROFILE

TERTIARY EDUCATION

Diploma: Information Science
Institution: Leeds University

BA / BA HON
Institution: University of Port Elizabeth

Masters Degree: Political Science
Institution: University of Port Elizabeth

Fellowships
• British Council Fellow (UK)
• Poynter Institute for Media Studies Fellow (Florida / USA)
• CNN Intern (USA)
• BBC Intern (UK)

Strategic
• Face of SABC in the region
• Strategist and Marketing expert for the company in the region
• Seasoned Journalist / Analyst and Sports commentator

Trustee / Board membership
• Continental Tyres (SA)
• Siyabona Education Trust (GMSA)
• Eagle Skills Development
• South End Museum
• Khanya Youth Development
(Agency for HIV/AID Orphans from disadvantage community of New Brighton)
• Co-Chairperson Eastern Cape Pharos Legends

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Current Position-
Regional General Manager: SABC (Eastern Cape)

Previously:
Regional News Editor (TV & Radio): SABC (Eastern Cape)
Hereunder a brief resumè
Seasoned TV & Radio News Journalist
Anchor: General Elections 1994 & 1999; and
Municipality Elections 1995 & 2000 (Eastern Cape)
Former Executive Producer for Newshour (JHB)
Former National Assignment Editor (Johannesburg)

LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Founder member: NSC – National Sport Congress (Durban)

- Headboy – Molefe High School
- Head Prefect- Cowan High School

YOUTH LEADERSHIP
- General Secretary- PESCA (Port Elizabeth Student Cultural Association)
1975-1976 (later banned)

CHAIRPERSON
- 50th Anniversary Committee of Cowan High School (1995)

CAPTAIN
- Cowan High School Rugby and Athletics
- Springrose Rugby Football Club 1980 – 1985 (Captain Rugby Legends i.e.
Peter Mkata, Temba Ludwaba, Toto Tsotsobe, Wilfred Khovu, Lucky Mange, and Cheeky Watson)
- KWARU 1986 – 1989

COACH
- KWARU Club 1995-1997

SELECTER:
- Under 21 – Eastern Province Rugby 1995-1996

HIGHLIGHTS
- Victor Ludorum : Athletics Eastern Cape
- Eastern Province Colours : Rugby and Athletics
- Sportsman of the Year : 1975 Springrose Rugby Football Club
- SA Universities XV Colours : 1978
- KWARU Champions (Capt) : 1980 – 1981
- Sportsman of the Year : KWARU
- KWARU Colours : 1975
- SARU Champions : 1979
- SARU Presidents Invitation XV : 1987
- SARU Colours : 1987
- SARU / SACOS Invitation XV : SACOS Games Cape Town
- Springbok Colours : 2000
- SARFU Veterans – World Cup : Bermuda (1995)

AWARDS
- Victor Ludorum : Athletics
- E P Schools Provincial Colours : Rugby
- Honoured: Contribution in Non-racial Sport : by the Eastern Province Sports Council
- Honoured: Contribution in Sports during Apartheid years : The late Minister of Sports
- Honoured: Contribution in the Development of Rugby : Springrose Rugby Football Club (2001)
- Honoured: Excellence & Contribution in Journalism & Sport : Premier- Makhenkesi Stofile
Art Culture & Sports (2002)
Awarded: Honourary Colours for in cricket sport : Ngumbela
Cricket Club (2003)

- Awarded: Certificate of Honour in recognition of New Brighton community (2004) Excellence & Outstanding Achievements in Sports & Media

- Honoured: SABC for excellence in Sport : 2004
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- Honoured: Contribution in uplifting the community through dedication & commitment by Premier of the Eastern Cape the Eastern Cape Mrs. Nosimo Balindlela 2005

- Honoured: Contribution and excellence in Rugby : Eastern Province Council 2005/2006