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DA Deputy Spokesperson on the Appropriations Committee
Kenneth Mubu was born in the Zambian capital city of Lusaka.
He graduated from the University of Zambia, with a Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd), majoring in English and Geography.
Kenneth also holds a further Master of Arts (MA) degree in Journalism/Public Relations from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Leicester University, United Kingdom as well as a Certificate in Public Relations Management from the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRiSA).
In his early career, Kenneth taught Journalism and Public Relations at Evelyn Home College of Applied Arts and Commerce, Lusaka, before joining Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation, Kitwe, Zambia, as Public Relations Officer.
He later progressed to the Botswana Christian Council (BCC), Gaborone, as Communications Officer, where he was responsible for all communications work of the BCC.
In 1990, he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, working as Editor of the Ecumenical Press Service, a news agency of the World Council of Churches, compiling and distributing news to agencies, publications and electronic media globally.
After his successful stint at the WCC, Kenneth joined the Diakonia Council of Churches in Durban, where he worked as Media and Publications Coordinator.
Kenneth also played a critical role in voter education in the first democratic elections in 1994, informing communities of their voting rights.
In 1995, Kenneth was appointed as International Relations Officer at the University of Fort Hare, in the Eastern Cape, where he managed all partnership and student exchange programmes between the University and other institutions.
He then served as Director of Turfloop Foundation at the University of the North, mobilising funds and resources for development programmes.
Under his guidance, the Foundation realised the completion of EDUPARK, a multi-institution project outside of Polokwane.
In 1999, Kenneth was appointed Manager for International Collaborations at Technikon Southern Africa (TSA) in Johannesburg, was later promoted to Head of Collaborations before election as Deputy Director for Africa in 2006 and finally Director for African Relations in 2007.
During his tenure, a number of important projects were achieved on the African continent. One of these being the Southern Sudan Capacity and Institution Building initiative, a project designed to train Southern Sudanese public officers in various civil service skills. By the end of 2008, over 1500 officers had undergone the training programme.
Kenneth currently serves the DA as the Deputy Spokesperson on the Appropriations Committee.
He lives in La Montagne, Pretoria, with his two boys, Kenneth Junior and Tari.
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