Vincent Magwenya

Biography

Vincent Magwenya is the current spokesperson for President Cyril Ramaphosa. The South African-born is the Chief Executive Officer of Conversations Media and Communications.

Magwenya is a broadcast journalist with over two decades of experience. He is also an expert in corporate communication. The President of South Africa appointed him as his spokesperson from June 1, 2022.

Mr. Vincent is a skilled communicator and experienced in government communication. He has extensive experience in broadcasting, public relations, and stakeholder management.

Vincent Magwenya
Vincent Magwenya biography
Vincent Magwenya is the Founder of Conversations Media and Communications
Quick Facts
Name:Vincent Magwenya
Born:South Africa
Origin:South Africa
Education:Video Technology, Communications, and Broadcasting
Alma mater:Durban University of Technology
Occupation:Broadcast journalist
Position:Spokesperson to the President
Company:Conversations Media and Communications
Profiles:TwitterLinkedIn

Education

Vincent Magwenya holds a National Diploma in Video Technology, Communications, and Broadcasting from the Durban University of Technology.

Career

Mr. Magwenya founded the Johannesburg-based reputation management and digital marketing consultancy Conversations Media and Communications.

Under the leadership of former president Jacob Zuma, Vincent was also a spokesperson. He resigned in July 2010 after reportedly falling victim to infighting with the President’s office.

For three years, from 2013 to 2016, Magwenya was the Chief Executive Officer of the PR agency Magna Carta. After leaving the agency, Mr. Vincent started Conversations Media and Communications.

Mr. Magwenya is a former Director of Communications for Standard Bank Africa. He has also served as Director of Group Stakeholder Relations Management for Standard Bank Group.

At the early stage of his career, Vincent was a broadcast journalist in various technical and editorial roles. 

Broadcasting Experience

Vincent has also worked for broadcasters within and outside South Africa. The veteran journalist has worked with 

  • Reuters Television
  • Worldwide Television News (now Associated Press Television News),
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • South African Broadcasting Corporation.
  • Standard Bank Group
  • The Presidency of the RSA
  • Omnicom owned Magna Carta Public Relations

Presidency

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed the experienced communicator Vincent Magwenya as his spokesperson. Mr. Vincent was a spokesperson for former president Jacob Zuma from 2009 to 2010.

The acting spokesperson Tyrone Seale handed power over to Magwenya on July 1, 2022. Seale has been in the position since July 2020 after ormer spokesperson Khusela Diko took a leave of absence.

President Ramaphosa says Vincent’s experience, insight and capabilities will contribute to strengthening the office’s decisions.

Social Media

Mr. Vincent manages the official account of the Spokesperson Republic of South Africa. He performs his duties as the spokesperson to the President.

  • Twitter: @SpokespersonRSA

Contact Details

The Spokesperson to the President, Vincent Magwenya, can be reached through any of these contact options. 

  • Phone Number: 082 835 6315
  • LinkedIn: Vincent magwenya

FAQ

Who is Vincent Magwenya?

Vincent Magwenya is an experienced communicator and broadcast journalist with vast experience in government communication, public relations, and stakeholder management. Ramaphosa appointed Magwenya as Spokesperson to the President.

Where is Vincent Magwenya from?

The origin of the renowned broadcast journalist has gained public attention lately. He is from South Africa, resides, and serves the country through many capacities.

Is Vincent Magwenya on Twitter?

Yes. Vincent manages the official account of the spokesperson to the President on Twitter. He is the mouthpiece of the presidency.

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