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Zweli Mnisi

Head of Communications and Media Relations

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Pretoria South Africa

Zweli is currently serving as the Head of Communications and Media Relations at Accenture South Africa.

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.

Prior to joining Accenture, Zweli served in the South African Government as Chief Director Communications/Spokesperson at the Ministry of Police.

He was also the official Spokesperson and Advisor on communications and media issues to the former Minister of Police in South Africa, Mr Nathi Mthethwa, MP.

Some of his previous roles include:

Appointed as the first Public Relations and Executive Communications Manager at Cisco Systems, Inc in South Africa.

Appointed as the first Director of Communications and Marketing at Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa.

Appointed as the first Public Relations and Communications Manager at Proudly South Africa, a campaign that mobilised South Africans to buy-local services, products in support of the economic growth of the country.

Served as a Corporate Communications Specialist at Old Mutual South Africa Headquarters, in Cape Town.

Served as an Assistant Director: Corporate Communications Forestry at the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.

Zweli commenced his career as a Communications Officer at the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, after completing his tertiary studies.

Zweli has extensive experience in Marketing, Communications, Government Liaison, Media Liaison, Stakeholder Management as well as Information Communications and Technology.

Having worked at strategic and senior levels at various multinationals and in Government, having acquired extensive and valuable experience over the years. He has a broader understanding of the workings of Government with first-hand involvement in various high-level and strategic projects.

Zweli has developed worldwide networks and has been interviewed by various South African and international media organisations such as CNN, BBC, SABC, ENCA, Australian Broadcasting, Al Jazeera, Reuters and many more. He has travelled extensively including amongst others to USA, Australia, UK, Switzerland, Middle East where he acquired extensive experiences around marketing and communications.

He has served as part of the South African Government Organizing Committee on Communications in the successful 2010 FIFA World Cup, Africa Cup of Nations AFCON tournament, 2011 South African Local Government Elections, Annual Release of South Africa’s National Crime Statistics, BRICS Summit, International Association of Women Police Conference, the World Economic Forum on Africa and many more.

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Business Address

Woodmead, Sandton, South Africa

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Head of Communications and Media Relations | Accenture South Africa
Sandton, South Africa | 2014 - present

Consulting and Project Management

Previous Position(s)

Chief Director: Communications/Spokesperson | Ministry of Police, Republic of South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa | 2009 - 2014

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Director: Communications and Marketing | Sport & Recreation South Africa
Pretoria | 2006 - 2006

Sport and Recreation

Public Relations & Executive Communications Manager | Cisco Systems Incorporated
Sandton, South Africa | 2006 - 2009

ICT and Telecommunications

Public Relations and Communications Manager | Proudly South African
Rosebank, South Africa | 2004 - 2005

Social Development and Community Services

Corporate Communications Specialist | Old Mutual South Africa
Cape Town | 2003 - 2004

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Assistant Director: Corporate Communications | Department of Water Affairs and Forestry | Government of South Africa
Pretoria | 2001 - 2003

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Communications Officer | Department of Water Affairs and Forestry | Government of South Africa
Pretoria | 1998 - 2001

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Educational history


Lethabong Secondary School, Pretoria, South Africa (1994)


Rhodes University

Grahamstown, South Africa | 2013 - 2013

Post-Graduate Certificate in Government Media Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists - Media Management

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2006 - 2006

Postgradute Professional Certificate: Government Communications and Marketing - Public Development and Management

Tshwane University of Technology

Pretoria, South Africa | 1995 - 1997

National Diploma - Journalism


Completed 2002

Certificate: Basic Principles in Public Relations

Corporate Business and Management Training

Completed 2005

Practical Project Management

Cisco Systems Inc.

Completed 2008

Advanced Communication Skills Course I for Europe & Emerging Markets v1.0

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