Thabisile Phumo – 2024 – Fostering sustainable development through social cohesion


The presentation will paint the picture of a journey undertaken by the company with social collaborators using the socio-economic compact model as a lever to elevate the development agenda. We will be sharing a case study on the journey walked thus far, how we have managed to get the area of focus to be seen as a development destination of choice and the SD impacts.  


Thabisile is an accredited public relations and communication specialist and a PRISA Fellow with 28 years’ experience in the public and corporate sector. She is past President of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa and Executive Committee member of the World Communication Forum Association.

She is currently the Executive Vice President and Head of Stakeholder Relations at Sibanye-Stillwater and has worked in various capacities in the corporate affairs environment at the University of South Africa, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Commission for Gender Equality and Anglo American Platinum Limited.

She has been involved in curating programmes, course facilitation and training, and involved in academic projects as a curriculum reviewer, contributor to research and one of the content reviewers for the 10th Edition of the Handbook for Public Relations. She is co-editor of Strategic Communication: South African Perspectives and is a member of the Academic Advisory Board for Strategic Communication at the University of Johannesburg. She was the Chairperson of Group Technical Security Management (Pty) Ltd. Thabisile was recognized as the 7th leader in Mining Elites in Africa 2022 and is the recipient of the Alumni Dignitas Award 2023 from the University of Johannesburg.

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