DONALD KAU

Donald Kau is a communications strategist by profession. He is currently a director and shareholder at Meropa Communications, responsible for strategic counselling to clients in government and the emerging-entrepreneur business arena. In his 14-year career, Donald has worked in most aspects of the communications field, having started at a public relations consultancy before moving on to the corporate side and, most recently, back into the consultancy arena. He was responsible for the management of media and stakeholder relations in the Transnet Group for five years, served as head of communications at Marine Data Systems and was the national spokesperson for the National Ports Authority of South Africa. The 33-year-old has qualifications in public relations from the University of Johannesburg, further studies in media management as well as graphic design from the AAA School of Advertising, and he has completed his management advancement programme through the University of Pretoria and the Gordon Institute of Business. He was part of the Communication and Advertising Forum for Empowerment, an industry body that looks after the interests of the advertising industry's empowerment agenda.

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