Ms Ncumisa Vabaza



Ncumisa Vabaza is a communications professional with experience in various sectors including government, sport, and sponsorship. Her expertise lies in brand building, media relations and CSI. In 2020 she won a Bronze Loeries Award for a campaign done for that focused on bringing awareness to underage drinking.

Ncumisa hopes to grow her career focusing on Corporate Communications, Media Relations and Brand Building.

Her other interests include:

  • Visual Arts
  • Reading


Getting to know me


1. How would you define your role within the Engagement and Transformation team?

My job is to ensure efficiency in line with the University processes while giving the necessary support to the team to best deliver on their deliverables.


2. What does Engagement and Transformation in Higher Education look like to you?

It is a necessary transition to allow for Institutions to have a familiar look to those they service through mutually beneficial engagements. Currently, with the progress made I feel like more can be done to transform institutions of higher learning.


3. Describe your job in 3 words.

High pressure, but can be adventurous and gratifying.


4. What is your favourite activity when you are not in the office?

I read – when my kids allow me!


5. What is your favourite place on Earth?

Anywhere in Africa!


6. What is your favourite quote?

It is by Wangari Maathai “African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are-to see the way they are as strength, and to be

liberated from fear and from silence” it is an ideal!


7. If you could change something in the world, what would it be?

Oppression of any kind.


8. What would you be able to give a 30-minute presentation about without any advanced preparation?

I do not like to present, I prefer writing but if I had to it would be on a topic around Women, Children or Corporate Communications. 


9. What is the best piece of professional advice you have ever received?

To never be afraid to chase my dream and be fearless in my pursuit.


10. What motivates you?

The infinite possibilities that exist out there and the simple knowledge that we have the freedom to be anything we choose.


Ms Ncumisa Vabaza CV