Alumni connect

PwC is a lifelong experience

Our commitment to you starts on the day you join the firm and extends past your employment with us to when you join our alumni programme.


Our alumni are the foundation upon which the PwC of today is built. They’ve helped us build our firm over many years to the PwC Africa region that we are today. Our 66 offices on the continent are home to over 9 000 people. We have a physical presence in 34 countries, from Cape Town to the top of the continent, and as you can imagine, this gives us the biggest professional services footprint of any of our competitors. Our clients have told us that they value having a business adviser on the ground in Africa, where their issues are. Our Africa region comprises our former Southern Africa, Africa Central and West Africa regions – now known as the East, West and South Market Areas – and we work closely with our colleagues in Francophone Africa.

As you all know, one of the most important things for any firm is its strategic direction. Over the years PwC has built a solid foundation that has made us the leading Big 4 firm. But megatrends are changing the world at a staggering pace, and we need a vision that enables us to remain abreast of these challenges, as these trends represent significant opportunities for us. PwC has a very exciting blueprint for the network – we call it Vision 2020 and in it we’ve defined our firm’s strategy for the foreseeable future.

Dion Shango - Regional Senior Partner, PwC Southern Africa

Benefits of the Alumni experience

Claire Heynike

Being a PwC alumnus myself, I’m so excited to be sharing this journey with you! I have a unique insight into the needs of our alumni, particularly what you’d like to see as part of an alumni programme.

One of the many exciting aspects of our alumni programme is this Alumni connect  newsletter, which features content that will be of interest and relevance to our alumni, such as topical industry information, thought leadership articles, links to Business School learning, PwC news, and alumni interviews. (These profiles are always very popular and we hope that you’ll agree to be profiled in our upcoming newsletters.)

There are many benefits of joining and being part of our programme, such as:

  • staying up to date with what’s happening at PwC;
  • keeping you abreast and informed of the latest industry news and trends;
  • keeping you in touch and reconnecting with colleagues and friends;
  • building lasting relationships and networks;
  • sharing PwC thought leadership;
  • staying informed through our Business School learning; and
  • easy access to unique solutions to your problems.

I look forward engaging with you!

Claire Heynike
Alumni Relations Coordinator

Our Alumni connect newsletter will help you to do all of this, but to do so we need to have your latest contact details on record, so be sure to update these regularly.

Alumni regional contacts

Andrea Benkenstein

Manager, Cape Town

+27 (21) 807 7157


Cassius Coetzee

Senior Associate, Bloemfontein, Mafikeng & Welkom

+27 (51) 503 4176


Pumelele Falita

HR Administrator, Port Elizabeth

+27 (41) 391 4460


Melissa Govender

Personal Assistant, Richards Bay

+27 (35) 901 8881


Zwelakhe Gxoyiya

Human Capital Business Partner, eMalahleni, Middleburg & Nelspruit

+27 (11) 797 4099


Claire Heynike

Alumni Relations Coordinator, Johannesburg

+27 (0)11 287 0566


Terrina Khoza

HR Administrator, Pietermaritzburg

+27 (33) 343 8688


Ronelle Munsami

Administrator, Durban

+27 (31) 271 2400


Olive Paton

Administrator, Kimberley

+27 (53) 807 9048


Debbie Piater

Senior Administrator, East London

+27 (43) 707 9682


Contact us

Claire Heynike
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Tel: +27 (0)11 287 0566

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