24 hour news channel eNCA is changing its weekday line-up and making new key editorial appointments.
Cathy Mohlahlana will take over from Jeremy Maggs on eNCA Now’s 1-3pm show, Monday to Friday.
In a statement eNCA said, “Maggs, as acting editor-in-chief at eNCA, has decided to focus on managing SA’s most watched news channel in the build up to the elections later this year.
“He has built up a big following for his lunchtime show and eNCA is confident that Mohlahlana will continue his good work in this key time slot.”
Says Maggs, “I am very pleased that I can hand the lunchtimes over to Cathy, who is one of the young stars in a very talented line up of anchors. This will give me an opportunity to focus on the business of running a dynamic and demanding newsroom.”
But Maggs will not be lost to eNCA audiences. He will continue to anchor his weekly Maggs on Media programme and be available for key news events.
Mohlahlana is followed at 3pm by Thulasizwe Simelane. His show will now run an extra hour from 3-6pm.
NewsNight, now a two-hour show, will air from 6-8pm and will continue to be anchored by Vuyo Mvoko. This shorter programme will allow Mvoko to give more time to his new role as political editor for eNCA, mandated to guide the politics reporting team in a crucial election year.
2019 is also a big sporting year. eNCA has named Vata Ngobeni as the new sports editor, who has a strong track record as an excellent sports journalist. He joins from Pretoria News.
The new line-up changes are with immediate effect. Ngobeni joins the team as sports editor in February.