Mr. Taungana B. Ndoro

Director, Communications and Advocacy

Director Ndoro completed his high school at Kutama College in 1997. He was a marvel to watch in Public Speaking, Debate and Drama. At Kutama College, he became a veteran Junior Parliamentarian. He is renowned for having served the longest tenure in the Junior Parliament from 1993-1997 as MP for Zvimba Constituency. By the time he completed 'A' level he was Mashonaland West’s fastest athlete dashing a spectacular 10.41 seconds over 100 metres and winning a silver medal at the National Athletics Championship.

At tertiary college, he pursued a BA Honours degree in English at the University of Zimbabwe while at the same time he enrolled for a National Diploma in Mass Communication Print Journalism at the Harare Polytechnic School of Journalism.

By 2003, at 24 he was the youngest Chief Sub-Editor in the entire southern Africa region when he worked for the then leading business weekly The Financial Gazette the equivalent of The Financial Times in the region at that time.

He was nominated for the Tolerance Prize Award in Africa under the auspices of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) for his contribution to the columns Inside Politics and National Agenda. There were only 12 nominees on the continent.

He worked for several blue-chip corporate communications consultancy firms before being called by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe to run its brand new Public Relations department in August 2005.

In 2007, the Dutch Government awarded him a scholarship under The Netherlands Fellowship Programme to study for a Masters in International Communications Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

Not long after his return from The Netherlands, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) invited him to be its Chief Corporate Communications Officer in May 2009.

By the year 2012 he was appointed as Country Correspondent to the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), an international organisation which provides a platform for cooperation among African tax authorities. In 2015, ATAF requested his services to establish a media and communications unit for the Secretariat in Pretoria and in 2016 he ran the media campaign for the ATAF General Assembly in Durban while on secondment from ZIMRA.

In 2018 he was elected Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Institute of Public Relations a position he held until 2020.

By July 2021, he left ZIMRA after the Office of the President and Cabinet approved his appointment as Director of Communications and Advocacy in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.