She holds a Masters in Journalism from Stellenbosch University. She is currently doing her PhD with her research topic: The legislative process of the South African Parliament and Portfolio Committees. Over the course of her career, Reneé held numerous specialised positions, including a number of positions with the African National Congress (ANC) Caucus at Parliament. Her experience includes drafting political party statements for the Na-tional Assembly, speech writing, internal communications management, media, communication and stake-holder management. She also worked as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for two Cabinet Ministers.
Reneé was one of the inaugural recipients of the Apolitical Academy Public Service Fellowships. She was chosen from 250 applicants from Southern Africa to participate in the nine month training programme on ethical and transformational leadership. Thompson Trust have also formed a strategic partnership with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) to provide specialised media and communication training.Learn more about us
We provide expert advice on Parliamentary and Government procedures regarding legislation and policy. Our aim is to develop, maintain and strengthen close working relationships with relevant Government and statutory bodies and officials on behalf of our clients.
I have been working with Reneé Thompson since October 2019. Having served in various support capacities within Parliament and the Executive, she has certainly demonstrated the extensive knowledge and experience she gained on how the three tiers of government function, including the legislative processes. She is community-minded and understands the importance of public participation in policymaking. She is reliable and astute. The Thompson Trust has been assisting Mediclinic to keep abreast of policy and legislative developments. She takes pride in her work, pays close attention to detail and her reporting is accurate and concise.
As a person, she has a professional, even-tempered, warm and courteous demeanour, with the ability to deal with people from all walks of life. She is accessible and always willing to provide a response to a query or obtain one with short timeframes. I would highly recommend Thompson Trust for any project relating to public policy, research and communication.
I have known Renee Thompson for more than 10 years. Having served in various support capacities within Parliament and the Executive, she has gained extensive knowledge and experience on how the three tiers of government function, including the legislative process. She is community-minded and understands the importance of public participation in policymaking. Renee assisted The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) to keep abreast of legislative developments. She takes pride in her work, pays close attention to detail and her reporting is accurate and concise.
As a person, she has a professional, even-tempered, warm and courteous demeanour, with the ability to deal with people from all walks of life. I have no hesitation in recommending Renee for any position or assignment commensurate of her experience and expertise.
Renee has been working as a Government Affairs consultant since 2019. We first encountered Renee 3 years ago, when she was working as a Government Affairs consultant to the tobacco industry association. We were immediately impressed by her broad and deep understanding of government (all spheres) and ability to analyze and interpret political and regulatory matters.
She has an extensive and impressive network across the political spectrum, having worked in government for more than 16 years. Renee is the consummate professional with an incredible work ethic who always puts the clients’ interest first – even at great personal cost to her private life. She maintains a very high level of integrity and the ability to navigate with ease at all levels both within corporate and within government. Renee is very well organized and able to juggle multiple demands in a very high-paced, high stress environment. I highly recommend Renee Thompson. Should you have any questions or wish to discuss my recommendation further, please don’t hesitate to contact me.