Dr Mashilo Boloka is a Director responsible for Broadcasting Policy at the Department of Communications in South Africa.  He has previously served on the Board of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) from 2003-2008. Prior to joining the Department of Communications, Dr Boloka has worked in a number of organizations in academia, NGO and private sector. He holds a doctoral degree in Media studies from the University of Natal (now University of KZN).  Dr Boloka represents the Department of Communications on Digital Dzonga Advisory Council.