In a watershed joint bid, Botswana and Namibia aim to bring the 36th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to Southern Africa. In the continued pursuit of this endeavour, the Botswana and Namibia Bid Committee “BONA 2027” announce the engagement of Ms.
Tshepo Happy Maphanyane as Head PR and Marketing for BONA 2027. Ms. Maphanyane’s knowledge and extensive expertise across varied communication platforms and applied PR strategies affirm her selection to BONA2027 and her appointment comes backed with the support of her employer; BotswanaPost.
“We are excited to have enlisted the services of a communications and marketing giant in the mould of Ms. Maphanyane. We believe with her on board, we will be able to ensure no one is left behind in terms of the progress made towards this colossal task of putting the bid together and publicizing all Bona2027 activities.
We are grateful to BotswanaPost for having generously agreed to share their valuable resource with us”, said BidCo Committee member and Botswana National Sports Council Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Tuelo Daniel Serufho. “A win to host AFCON is a tangible victory for BONA 2027 and spells success for the ordinary Motswana and Namibian. Thus the drive to ensure all BONA 2027 activities gain the support of all stakeholders including the general public. The tournament serves as a platform that further strengthens bilateral relations impacting tourism, entrepreneurship and growth for multiple industries of both nations”, echoed BONA2027 Secretariat Chairperson – Mr Ashford Mamelodi. A Chevening Scholar,
Ms. Maphanyane is a seasoned Public Relations Professional with local, regional and international experience. She has a Masters in Journalism Media and Communication from Cardiff University and a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Journalism from Limkokwing University. She joins the Bona2027 Bid committee with a wealth of experience in the fields of Communications, Media Consultancy, Stakeholder Engagement, Brand Optimization, Change Management and Corporate Social Investment. Her appointment is with immediate effect while maintaining her role as Communications Manager with BotswanaPost.