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ECSPONENT LIMITED - Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board

Release Date: 27/11/2019 10:06
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Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director to the Board

Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration number: 1998/013215/06
JSE Code: ECS – ISIN: ZAE000179594
Debt Issuer Codes: ECSP and ECSD
(“Ecsponent” or “the Company”)


The Ecsponent board is pleased to inform shareholders, in compliance with paragraph 3.59 of the
Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, that Mr Shaka Sisulu has been appointed as
independent non-executive director to the board of directors of the Company (“the Board”) with
effect from 1 January 2020.

Mr Shaka Sisulu is executive Chair at award-winning marketing agency Retroviral, sports agency
RetroActive, social media agency Plum Factory, data analytics firm, ROI Africa and animation
studio, Kraons. These agencies are part of the Truth Digital marketing group that Sisulu is
developing in partnership with Capitis Equities, and service brands the likes of Multichoice, M-net,
Russell Hobbs, RoccoMamas, Pie City and Bio Gen. Sisulu also serves on the board of David
Philips, a renowned publisher. Sisulu has a 20-year career in developing media and technology
businesses, including the telecommunications business of the ITEC group. Sisulu is a recipient of
the Mahatma Gandhi Satyagraha Award for contributing to youth development in South Africa.
He is also an Archbishop Tutu Fellow, member of the African Leadership Network (ALN) and a
Mail & Guardian’s Young South African alumni. A social activist Sisulu previously co-founded a
20,000 strong volunteer movement “Cheesekids for Humanity” that popularized Nelson Mandela
Day, was a founding member of Foundation for a Safe South Africa, a board member at Lovelife,
and successfully embarked on two Kilimanjaro expeditions for charitable causes, in 2012 and
2015. He has also served in various political structures of the African National Congress (ANC).
Sisulu has extensive media experience, having been a radio, and TV broadcaster, a print columnist
and social commentator online. Sisulu holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration
(GIBS) and is reading for a Masters in Philosophy (International Business).

The Board welcomes Shaka and looks forward to his contribution to the Company.

For more information about this announcement or the Ecsponent group, email or visit

27 November 2019

Sponsor to Ecsponent
Questco Corporate Advisory (Pty) Ltd

Date: 27-11-2019 10:06:00
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