As a seasoned private and public sector professional, Onke Dumeko, is a Golden Key alumnus, with extensive
work experience spanning across diverse yet complimentary disciplines and industries such as fmcg, commercial
and luxury retail, media, publishing, content (film & tv) production and the public sector. This has culminated in a
diverse skills-set which is pitched to provide unmatched organisational value.
A recipient of the 2017 Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans and the 2018 Gauteng Government Film
& Media Excellence Awards, Dumeko made a name for herself as the Strategic Marketing Manager of the country’s
leading magazine platforms such as DESTINY, DESTINY MAN, ELLE, ELLE Decoration and SAWUBONA
magazine under their original publisher, Ndalo Media. Having pursued a strategic role for a cosmetics retail house,
Dumeko returned to the publishing world during 2018 with a stronger understanding of the client investment
opportunities that would advance publishing into its next phase of existence. This led her to become the former
editor-in-chief of DESTINY magazine and the founding editor of thebar. Magazine, a film & TV archival platform
where she has hosted the YouTube show and podcast, The ForeverOnke Show.
In keeping with her deep-set passion for the Film & TV industry, today she sees herself as the Head of Operations
at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. In this
broad role, she leads a robust team that manages the following business units: Partnerships & Distribution;
Marketing & Communications; Events & Activations; Legal, Policy, Compliance & Research, Occupational Health
& Safety and Special Projects (PESP) at South Africa’s national film funding and research body.