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About Communications and Brand Management

It’s ALWAYS happening at the Communications and Brand Management Department, and while we’re excellent at keeping information confidential we’re even better as getting it OUT there once the embargo is lifted. Talking about the City is our business and we do it with great gusto and enthusiasm.

Simply put, our role is two-fold:

To provide strategic leadership on matters related to communications, brand marketing and stakeholder engagement
To showcase the City’s projects and achievements to build the reputation of the brand


Office of the HoD


Communications, Production and Media

This three-pronged division is made up of the following units, Communications, Production and Media. This division is headed up by Phakamile Mbengashe.

Brand Management and Stakeholder Engagements

The name of this division might be a mouthful, but that’s only because the role it plays affects the City’s brand, marketing, advertising and stakeholder engagements. This dynamic team is led by Divisional Head Wandile Madliwa.

Special Events and Projects

This division responsible for managing all special events and projects of the City. This includes developing, managing and reviewing projects and events strategies and plans to direct the identification.

Support Services

Support Services is responsible for ring-fencing all support services to ensure efficient execution, monitoring and accountability.

Department Contacts


Office of the HoD:

Support Services:

Special Events and Projects

Communications, Production and Media:

Brand Management and Stakeholder Engagements: