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Sibusiso Nkomo

Senior advisory team
Sibusiso is the head of communications


Sibusiso is head of communications for Afrobarometer. He supports the director of engagement on strategy and partnerships.

He was a journalist reporting for the Cape Times, Cape Argus, and The Sunday Independent until 2013. Subsequently he moved to work in think tanks, working initially for Good Governance Africa working as a researcher on governance in Africa and helped co-edit Africa in Fact.

He joined Afrobarometer in July 2014 as communications coordinator for Southern Africa and researcher based at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, responsible for coordinating the communications activities of 10 countries in the region and writing on South Africa’s governance issues.

Sibusiso then deputised the communications manager from 2017 and was made head of communications in 2019.

Sibusiso is a registered chartered public relations practitioner (CPRP) with the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA). He holds a MA from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He completed his undergraduate studies at Stellenbosch University, receiving a postgraduate diploma and a BA.

He has served on the management committee of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He is also a research associate at the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative in the Faculty of Humanities at UCT.