Zeitz MOCAA announces appointments to lead the Institutional Advancement team

Category Zeitz MOCAA Announcements
Published on 20 January 2020

Cape Town, 16 January 2020 – Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has announced two new appointments in its Institutional Advancement division.

Annicia Manyaapelo has been appointed Head of Marketing and Communications and Michelle Stein has been appointed Head of Philanthropy.

Annicia brings over 20 years’ experience as a media, marketing specialist and business director to the museum. Most recently, she served as Executive Business Director for FCB Joburg where she led the integrated agency teams that produced work for the South African Tourism authority.

She also founded an African luxury business that profiled and promoted content on art and design from different parts of the continent.

Michelle, meanwhile, spent 12 years in London where she worked in fundraising for a range of charities, including the British Museum and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

She led and managed a large portfolio of capital donors to the British Museum with a focus on securing international gifting, grant-writing and major donor events.

“Annicia and Michelle bring a richness of expertise and knowledge to their roles and the institutional advancement department. I am very excited to have them on board and look forward to working with them to expand the museum’s reach with key partners and individuals,” said Koyo Kouoh, Executive Director and Chief Curator at Zeitz MOCAA.

On her appointment, Annicia said: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Zeitz MOCAA. I look forward to the opportunity to expand our reach and secure partnerships on the continent and globally. It’s an exciting time to be part of the growth and success of this great museum.”

Michelle added: “I feel privileged to bring my experience in the UK back to my home continent, country and city. Zeitz MOCAA is an important institution doing vital work and education about contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. I’m excited to lead the team that is working with supporters to achieve this.”

The appointments see the expansion of the institutional advancement team and come at a pivotal time as the museum shows exhibitions and projects from acclaimed artists such as William Kentridge, Otobong Nkanga, and Kemang Wa Lehulere.

The year ahead will feature an exciting curatorial calendar with shows by distinguished artists, including Abdoulaye Konaté, Tracey Rose and Meschac Gaba among others.

Zeitz MOCAA Team staff Annicia Manyaapelo appointed Head of Marketing and Communications

Portrait of Annicia Manyaapelo.

Portrait of Michelle Stein.










Media enquiries:
Annicia Manyaapelo
Head of Marketing and Communications
+27 (0) 82 047 9015

Lauren Hess
Communications Manager
+27 (0) 79 695 6201