Yes to the impossible: The Nolo Letele Story
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14 June 2024

Yes to the impossible: The Nolo Letele Story

Yes, to the Impossible: The Nolo Letele Story is an inspirational documentary about former MultiChoice Group executive chairperson Nolo Letele, who received a Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize for Media Development in Africa; the Naspers Phil Weber Award; and the Black Business Executive Circle Chairman’s Award. 

After playing a major role in starting the first TV station in Lesotho in 1988, Letele  joined M-Net in 1990. In spite of South Africa’s image during those apartheid years, Letele succeeded in pioneering MultiChoice’s expansion into the rest of Africa, and in 1995 went on to serve in Ghana as West African regional general manager. He returned home when he was appointed chief executive of MultiChoice South Africa a few years later. 

In 1999, he was appointed as MultiChoice Group chief executive until 2010, when he was appointed executive chair of the MultiChoice South Africa Holdings board, a position he held for 11 years. He became a non-executive director of MultiChoice Group Limited after the company was spun out of Naspers and listed independently on the JSE.

“I’m proud to have helped connect Africa to the world and give the continent a voice,” says Letele. “MultiChoice’s reach is unparalleled in Africa, and it has given the people of Africa the opportunity to tell their own stories in their own languages. We have grown industries, created jobs and contributed meaningfully to economic growth across the continent – it’s something I hold very dear as the realisation of a vision I had over 35 years ago when I joined a small Pay-TV business in South Africa”.