Experience

  • Communications Strategist

    at BManeli Communications

    April 2019 - at Present

    Province of the Western Cape

    Corporate image enhancement, reputation management, corporate communication strategy development, crisis communications interventions, media and stakeholder relations, content generation for internal newsletters and social media.

  • Communications & Stakeholder Relations Manager

    at King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality

    August 2018 - March 2019

    Eastern Cape

    Stakeholder relations management, crisis communications, municipal spokesperson, municipal communications head, liaison with COGTA (Ministry of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs), SALGA (South African Local Government Association) and other government entities and departments.

  • Senior Consultant

    at Meropa Communications

    October 2016 - December 2016

    Gauteng

    PR campaign strategy development, drafting press releases, media statements for public sector clients, speech writing for executive management of public sector entities, corporate image enhancement and reputation management on behalf of public sector clients.

  • Strategy Director

    at Vuma Reputation Management

    April 2014 - August 2014

    Gauteng

    Corporate communications strategy development, media training for executives, crisis communications on behalf of clients.

  • Internal Communications manager

    at South African Weather Service

    April 2008 - December 2008

    Gauteng

    Internal newsletters and company publications, internal events and functions, social media platforms, supply chain management for corporate gifts.

  • Head: Corporate Communications

    at Vaal University of Technology

    October 2005 - March 2008

    Gauteng

    University spokesperson, institutional publications and newsletters, social media platforms, fundraising, media and stakeholder relations, community engagement initiatives, corporate social investment initiatives, community partnerships.

Education

  • BA degree

    at University of Zululand

    1991 - 1993 (2 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • Matric

    at Holy Cross High School

    1984 - 1986 (2 years) Eastern Cape