Kumona, who is the current online editor for GQ South Africa
, will take over carrying the torch from Nkosiyati Khumalo (Yati), who has been at the helm of South Africa's premier men's lifestyle publication since July 2017. Khumalo joined the company in January 2012.
Khumalo says, "I have been incredibly fortunate to call GQ South Africa
both my home and my heart for the past nine years and I thank my incredible colleagues across the entire Condé Nast family — past and present, local and global — our commercial partners and our GQ
community of engaged readers and audience members for their continuous support and encouragement."
"I depart having every confidence that, alongside the incredible editorial team, the new editor-in-chief Molife Kumona will continue to push GQ
to even greater heights in 2021 and beyond," adds Khumalo.
In congratulating Kumona, CEO of Content Nation Media Mbuso Khoza says, "I am excited to be part of this major milestone for GQ South Africa
. I have witnessed Molife's passion, dedication and love for the GQ
brand yield immerse results across our digital platforms. I have no doubt that Yati, who has done an awesome job over the past four years, will be leaving this iconic brand in good and capable hands. I wish Yati everything of the best with his future endeavours."
As the new face of GQ South Africa
, Kumona will be tasked with moving the brand's editorial vision forward. Kumona has a BA media studies degree from Open University, a marketing and media diploma, as well as several digital marketing qualifications.
He has over a decade of experience in the publishing industry and some of his previous roles include the following:
- head of digital and online editor at Condé Nast South Africa
- online editor at DRUM magazine (Media24)
- deputy digital editor / online content producer at DRUM magazine (Media24), and
- digital community manager for South Africa and Nigeria at WeChat Africa (Tencent Africa).
Kumona says, "For over two decades, GQ South Africa
has been the number one expert for everything men's lifestyle. In my new role as editor-in-chief, I look forward to continuing this legacy, as well as unearthing some exciting new things as we move along."
"Since I joined Content Nation Media as online editor three years ago, I have been learning more about both the GQ
brand and our valued audiences. I look forward to yet more discoveries, insights and to providing our readers with the content they want and need to help them live their best life," concludes Kumona.
For more information, visit www.gq.co.za
. You can also follow GQ South Africa
or on Instagram