Trevor Ncube - Zimbabwe's Media Millionaire Mogul

Trevor Ncube is the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Mail & Guardian Media Group (South Africa). He is also the founder, owner and executive chairman of two newspapers in Zimbabwe, namely the Zimbabwe Independent and The Standard.

Ncube also owns Munn Marketing, a magazine and newspaper distribution company in Zimbabwe, and StrandMultiprint, a commercial and newspaper printing company.

Ncube started in journalism in 1989, when he was appointed assistant editor of the Financial Gazette in Zimbabwe. In 1991 he was promoted to Executive Editor and in 1994 received the Zimbabwean Editor of the Year award. Ncube was the President of Print Media South Africa and Chair of the Newspaper Association of South Africa from 2004-2008. He was chair of the board of the Southern African Regional Poverty Network (2004-2007) and the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (2004-2008). Ncube also served on the international board of the World Association of Newspapers (2004-2008) based in Paris. Ncube holds a BA honours (first class) in economic history from the University of Zimbabwe. He completed the Said Business School, University of Oxford, Advanced Management and Leadership Programme in June/July 2009.

He was born in Bulawayo in 1962. Ncube was awarded a Print Media S.A. Fellowship in 2006. He was awarded the International Publishers Association Freedom Prize Award 2007. He has also won the German Africa Award 2008. He has undertaken speaking engagements across the world. Ncube was recently appointed co-chair of the Africa Media Initiative.

He is married to Nyaradzo and they have a son Keith, 22 years old, and a daughter Maya, 3 years old. He loves reading, is a keen golfer and loves traveling. Ncube is a devout Christian.

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