Modingoane - Corporate And Government Communications - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Nthatisi Modingoane

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


Corporate And Government Communications


Reputation Management
Startegy fomulation and implementation
Public Relations

Work History

Deputy Director: Media Relations


From September 2008

The main role of the Deputy Director Media relations is to support the Communications Director in managing the communications team outputs and the Communications strategy. The Deputy Director plays a role of coordination and managing the team's (communications/public relations) outputs, dealing with proactive media relations, planning, develop strategies, daily queries and "crisis management" and manage the teams growth path, capacity building etc. He also engages with officials from the seven regions/Municipal Entities on service delivery programmes and ensures adherence and compliance to Coj communication policies and protocols. Including the Managing stakeholder relationships and partnerships with Departments, Regions, ME's and the Media.
Performance Areas:

• Support the Communications Director in implementing the strategic vision of Communications Unit in the Group Communications and Tourism Department
• Systems, controls and processes
• Internal Communication
• Provide strategic input and guidance to Communications Specialists
• Stakeholder Relationships
• Establishing the Communications Forum
• The writing, editing and submission of media releases / statements / articles
• Media Relations
• Oversee and implementation of the media strategy
• Oversee content maintenance on various platforms i.e. Website, Intranet and Social Media Platforms.
• Official spokesperson of the Organisation
• Disseminate information to senior management and flag reputational issues
• Performance Management

Media Liaison Officer

The City of Johannesburg

July 2003 - August 2008

Section Public Liaison Department - Communications
Period July 2003 to 31 August 2008

JOB PURPOSE Work with the Communications team to implement the department's communications strategy by coordinating the activities of regional communicators with those of communications officers at Core and to promote and protect the image of the organization through an effective and proactive media liaison
Performance Areas:

• Proactively manage communications initiative of the organisation
• Monitor coverage of the organisation in the media
• Manage of the Communications Team and service providers
• Manage the City's official website
• Strategically and Proactively identify media opportunities for the organisation
• Advise the Director on Communication imperatives
• Coordinate communications activities of all Municipal Entities (ME's), Regions and departments in the organisation

Communications Officer

The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

From July 2000

Section Communications, Marketing and Tourism
Period July 2000 to 2003

JOB PURPOSE To provide an efficient, effective and professional communication service to the internal and external public.
Principal Accountabilities:

• Writing and Issuing of media releases
• Attending to media queries
• Organising media briefings
• Represent the Organisation in public meetings, press events, and other projects as assigned
• Developing a healthy relationship with the internal public and the media through networking


Assistant Projects Coordinator

March 1997 - July 2000

Principal Accountabilities:
• Projects Coordination
• Logistic arrangements
• Marketing Activities
• Tourism Promotion
• Exhibitions
• Launches

Projects Coordinator (Theatre and Community


April 1996 - March 1997

Principal Accountabilities
- Organising Community Festivals
- Develop a theatre programme for the festival
- Editing and proof reading necessary documents eg. Programme, brochure, Press Releases etc.
- Liaison with cultural journalists about the programme
- Organised workshops
- Organised tours to different suburbs, schools and other festivals

Deputy Director

The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

Position Deputy Director: Media Relations
Section Group Communications and Tourism Department

Qualifications & Certifications

Wits Business School

Relations and Leadership

Wits Business School

Regenesys School of Public Management

Journalism Practice

University of Witswatersrand

Human Resources Management

Witwatersrand Technikon

Seana-Marena High School in Mapetla

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