Songezo is group communications manager for Xstrata, South Africa, the local subsidiary of one of the world's biggest mining companies. Previously, Songezo was public relations manager for Volkswa en, a company he started with as a student intern in Uitenhage. He is responsible for all Xstrata's internal and corporate commu- nications. A self-described social activist, Songezo is an enthusiastic supporter of the company's numerous youth and socio-economic development projects. A new-order businessman, he says there is a close correlation between corporate social investment and development. Business, he says, should know the difference between an excellent return on investment and greed nd must actively demonstrate that it does.
Lunch spot: Cafe da Vinci, Corporate Park, Midrand