The Eastern Cape Department of Transport's Communications Director, Mr Ncedo Kumbaca was awarded a Media Award for 2012 by the Institute for Traffic and Municipal Police Officer of South Africa's (ITMPOSA) at the Southern Sun, Cape Sun in Cape Town on 7 November 2012.
Kumbaca was being recognised for the role he plays in promoting Traffic Safety in South Africa. His talent in communications, he says, was identified by his former high school teacher Mr. Luvuyo Mpapa at Forbes Grant in King Williams Town, who noticed his talkativeness and ability to inform and educate.
After finishing high school, "Mr. K" as he is affectionately known by his colleagues enrolled for journalism to develop and sharpen his talent.
His journalism career started at the age of 18 year working for Daily dispatch, and three years later he became a bureau Chief at the same newspaper.
He joined the provincial government communications working for the Department of Safety and Liaison in 2003 and a year later he joined the Department of Transport, where he is currently heading the Communications Unit and is also its Spokesperson.
Revealing the secret behind his success, Kumbaca attributes it to hard work and the fact that his is blessed with a very cooperating team. "Since I joined this department, I have worked with men and women of integrity who always mentored me and I am grateful for that," he added.
Expressing appreciation to his supervisor, Kumbaca said: "I would like to extend my gratitude to my supervisor Mr Reynolds, who is the President for (ITMPOSA) for nominating me after he observed the good work I have been doing for the department in communicating strategies to improve traffic law enforcement and road safety in the Province."
The Institute of Traffic and Municipal Police Officers of Southern Africa was formed with the aim and objective of promoting traffic control and the professional advancement of traffic members.
It is a service orientated organisation which edifies uplifts and empowers Traffic and Municipal Police Officers and strives to realise the honourable ideals of traffic and municipal police services in Southern Africa.
Issued by: Eastern Cape Transport
8 Nov 2012