Thando is a highly-driven, passionate professional in the film and television industry. She brings 27 solid years of experience in broadcasting; she headed the Factual Department of the SABC where she was leading a team of Commissioning Editors that deliver Factual content which includes Documentaries, Reality and Talk formats to the SABC’s TV platforms (SABC1, 2, 3 & SABC Digital). She is credited on hundreds of SABC titles and award winning shows. Thando has represented the SABCTV in different forums locally and abroad as a panelist, speaker, and participant She is an Advisory Board Member at (DUT) Durban University of Technology and NEWF (Nature, Environment and Wildlife Film-maker’s Congress) in KwaZulu Natal where she is also a judge in their ‘New Pitch’ which is a sponsored project for first time film-makers in the nature and conservation space. She left the SABC in March this year; she is now dedicating her time to sharing the knowledge and expertise gained over the years to training mentoring young people especially in rural parts of the country for the growth and development of the SA film and television industry.