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THE SABC'S PAULETTE Xaniseka Tshiredo has died - hardly 12 months after the death of Tekani Max Mashele, a seasoned TV education editor.
They were the sharp brains behind the broadcaster's formal education department's shows such as Matrics Uploaded, Akani, Open University, Our Moment, Tiyimeleni, Woman in Science and the Sowetan-produced series 48 Hours.
Tshiredo died on the eve of 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women and Children, apparently a victim of domestic violence.
At her memorial service on Tuesday all the speakers described her as "a business-minded front woman". How true!
When Sowetan was given the opportunity to produce the career show 48 Hours, Paulette asked for a meeting to refine the programme format.
When I got to her office she just didn't stop praising the Sowetan for establishing itself as a nation-building champion, especially for its Wednesday educational supplement Power Your Future.
She then quickly changed her tone and asked: "What will your paper do to help us stretch the objectives of the show further?"
I told her that we had already planned to cover the show extensively in the Power Your Future supplement.
Surprisingly she did not look as happy as I would have imagined, and I wanted to know why.
"I expected (you to propose) another string of meetings on this issue," she said.
Paulette was a refreshingly straight talker, creating a sense of "you have met your match" attitude.
At her memorial service her close friend and colleague Manko Tsoehlisi likened her to a powerful piece of "scrubbing paper".
The department's general manager, Simon Molaudzi, agreed, saying whatever problem she tackled she improved on.
A social revolutionary indeed, as described by one of her juniors at the SABC, Fani Matsebane.
Paulette was concerned with the state of our national schools and was party to the formation of the outreach programme Adopt a School Campaign, concerned with the too high failure rate in matric examinations.
She also participated in another outreach project, the Matric 2nd Chance.
Paulette leaves three children: Paul 17, Mashudu 12, and Tshifhiwa (11). She will be buried in Louis Trichardt, Makhado, Limpopo, on Saturday.