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About Trevor.


Trevor Ncube is Chairman of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) based in Zimbabwe, a company he co-founded 20 years ago. AMH owns four newspaper titles in Zimbabwe namely NewsDay (daily), Southern Eye (regional daily), The Zimbabwe Independent (business weekly) and The Standard (Sunday). Ncube is also controlling shareholder and Executive Deputy Chairman of the Mail & Guardian Media Group (South Africa), publishers of one of the leading weekly newspapers the Mail & Guardian and Mail & Guardian Africa

Ncube has a BA Honours (First Class) from the University of Zimbabwe. He started in journalism in 1989.He completed the Said Business School, University of Oxford, Advanced Management and Leadership Programme in June/July 2009. In 2012 he completed the Oxford University High Performance Leadership Programme.

Trevor Ncube was awarded a Print Media S.A. Fellowship in 2006. He was awarded the International Publishers Association Freedom Prize Award in 2007, and  also won the German Africa Award in 2008. In 2010 Ncube was bestowed the Nation Media Group (Kenya) Life Achievement Award for his work in media on the continent.
In 2012 he was awarded the German Peace Dove Award.

NewAfrican Magazine named Ncube among the 100 most influential people in Africa in 2012 and 2013. In February 2013 he was named as one of the most influential business people in Zimbabwe since 1980. In 2015 Credit Suisse named Ncube among Africa’s 50 influential people on the continent.

Other Responsibilities
In 2013/14 Ncube was chairman of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Informed Societies. 2014/15 He was a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Africa. 2013/14 he was a member of the Hivos International Supervisory Board. Ncube is Chairman of the African Media Initiative (AMI) a continent wide organization focusing on strengthening the sectors viability and enhancing its professionalism and is a Fellow of The Aspen Institute and Africa Leadership Initiative.

Family and Faith
Trevor is married to Nyaradzo with two children, loves red wine, reading and travelling, is a keen golfer and is a devout Christian.




Trevor Ncube’s publications include

Awards & Milestones

Awards & Milestones.

  • 2012 Misa Zimbabwe Press Freedom Award
    For firm dedication to Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Zimbabwe
  • 2012 German Peace Dove Award.
  • 2010 Kenya Nation Media Group Life Achievement Award
    For work in media on the continent.
  • 2008 German Africa Award
  • 2007 International Publishers Association Freedom Prize Award
  • 2006 Print Media S.A. Fellowship
Opinion Pieces

Articles & Speeches

A collection of Trevor’s recent articles, columns & speeches

Farewell to the Mail & Guardian

Media Freedom and politics

My Journey Living with Dyslexia

Leadership Through Communication

Speech for WAN 2007 Cape Town

Thanks I was fired

Contact Me



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