Songezo Zibi

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Songezo Zibi is a well-known South African journalist, editor, and author who has written extensively about the country’s political system, economy, and social dynamics. Songezo Zibi has more than 20 years of corporate experience, during which time he has been a communication and corporate affairs professional and a leader in diverse industries. Since 2007, he has been a consistent and recognised voice for accountability, good governance, nation-building, and the creation of a dynamic, inclusive economy. 

He was the Editor of Business Day between 2014 and 2016. and thereafter joined Barclays Africa Group as the Head of Communications.  In 2014, Zibi published his acclaimed first book, Raising the Bar: Hope and Renewal in South Africa, and followed with his second book, Manifesto: A New Vision for South Africa in 2022. 

In January 2022, he launched the Rivonia Circle, a think tank intended to unfurl more effective ways of political participation. He now serves as the National Leader at RISE Mzansi, a political and social movement.