Vukani Magubane is the Public Affairs & Communications Director of Coca-Cola South Africa. Vukani manages a team responsible for all internal, external and digital communications, as well as corporate social investment, public affairs and government relations.
Vukani first joined Coca-Cola in 1997 as Director of Communications in the then Coca-Cola Southern and East African Division. Over the course of seven years, until 2004, Vukani was responsible for media relations, internal communications, community affairs and marketing communications across southern and eastern African countries. Between 2004 and 2012, Vukani held various senior communications and corporate affairs roles at De Beers, Barclays Africa, and Standard Bank. Most recently, Vukani held the position of Acting Director of Strategic Communications and Brand for Brand South Africa, responsible for marketing South Africa as a viable investment destination by collaborating with key government stakeholders such as the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, Trade and Industry, SA Tourism as well as with business and civil society.
Vukani holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Economics degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.