Head of Communications and Media Relations
Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa
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.
Woodmead, Sandton, South Africa
Lethabong Secondary School, Pretoria, South Africa (1994)
Grahamstown, South Africa | 2013 - 2013
Post-Graduate Certificate in Government Media Essential Tools for Editors and Journalists - Media Management
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2006 - 2006
Postgradute Professional Certificate: Government Communications and Marketing - Public Development and Management
Pretoria, South Africa | 1995 - 1997
National Diploma - Journalism
Certificate: Basic Principles in Public Relations
Practical Project Management
Advanced Communication Skills Course I for Europe & Emerging Markets v1.0