General Motors South Africa (GMSA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lunga Ntsendwana as Product Communications Manager effective 1 August. Ntsendwana studied Media, Communications and Culture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) before joining General Motors as a graduate-in-training in 2007. He has held various positions within the communications department including a short term assignment in 2011 in Australia and at GM’s International Operations Head Quarters in Shanghai, China.
In his new role Ntsendwana will be responsible for all product communications for GMSA’s three brands, Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu.
“The media landscape is very exciting at the moment as most publications look beyond traditional media channels and explore opportunities in Social Media. I’m looking forward to working with our media partners to make sure our exciting products and brands are well represented in this space,” said Ntsendwana.
Lunga takes over from Caroline Thomas who will assume a new role in the company’s Finance Department. Thomas began her career at GMSA as a graduate-in-training in the Finance Department in 1999 after the completion of a B.Com degree at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She has been in the Product Communications role since 2010 in which time she has overseen some of GM South Africa’s major product launches including the locally manufactured Chevrolet Utility, Chevrolet Spark and sixth Generation Isuzu KB.
Ntsendwana will report to Denise van Huyssteen, GM Africa Communications Manager.