I can now report on the outcome of the disputed recruitment process that was discussed in a previous post, entitled, “Who should be the national librarian?”
On 18 November the Board of the National Library of South Africa announced that Mr Kepi Madumo has been appointed as the next National Librarian and CEO of the National Library. Mr Madumo holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Cape Town, and has completed a number of post-graduate management programmes. Since 2002 he has been the Director of Provincial Information and Archives Services in the North West Province. His qualifications and experience should stand him in good stead as he takes over as South Africa’s National Librarian on 1 December 2019.