Most journalists in the South African media industry who start out as freelancers, work their way up to senior journalists in the first ten years of their careers. This isn’t the path followed by one Hlaudi Mostoeneng.

Motsoeneng controversially rose from the lowly position of freelance reporter, to become the SABC’s COO in just nine years.

Lungelo Shezi, ‘Tracing Hlaudi’s rise from freelance reporter to COO in just 9 years,’ htxt Africa, 27 September 2016