22-25 AUGUST 2023



Thandeka Gqubule Mbeki

Thandeka Gqubule Mbeki

Thandeke Gqubule-Mbeki is an accomplished Editor, Journalist and author. Thandeka received a M.Sc. in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York in 1991 and an M. Phil in International Business from the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science in 2021. Further, she completed the Oxford Executive Leadership Program, of Said Business School, University of Oxford in 2021.

Thandeka has worked in various journalism roles over the years which includes lecturing journalism at both Rhodes and Monash Universities. She also worked in the Office of the President as Director of Public Relations. Thandeka is an international Contract Writer and was appointed as a Researcher by the National Research Foundation, as part of an expert panel on government communication during the Covid-19 Pandemic. She is a PhD Candidate at Rhodes University’s Journalism and Media Studies Department, an independent director of Investors Independent Nominee (Pty) Ltd, and also an independent director of IFM.

Thandeka’s publications include Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe; New Reflection. Authors: B Pogrund, D Gqubule and T Gqubule Oct 16 2019; No Longer Whispering to Power: The story of Thuli Madonsela April 25 2017 – Johnathan Ball Publishers and Semane; Queen of the Peaceful Crocodile. An Economic History of the Bafokeng People 2007 – Legend Publishing.