Non English

 

  Antoinette Johnson
Senior Copywriter 
Johannesburg, South Africa
 

Molefi Thulo
Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather
Johannesburg, South Africa

Molefi Thulo, aka Mo, began his career at DraftFCB in the early 2000’s. While there he developed a love for storytelling and incorporating humour into his work. In 2009 he joined Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg where he climbed his way up to creative director. He’s had the privilege of working on a number of accounts such as KFC, Lucozade, Vodacom, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Toyota, DStv and South African Breweries, to mention a few. His work has been awarded both locally and internationally.

 

Mukondi Ralushayi
Copywriter / Business owner
Think Agency
Johannesburg, South Africa

Mukondi Ralushayi is the co-founder and creative director of Think Creative. She began her career as a copywriter intern at Ogilvy Johannesburg then moved to FCB Africa before venturing into the Entrepreneurship world. In her six-year career, Mukondi has won numerous awards and created some of South Africa’s most loved ads. 

 

Neo Mashigo
Executive Creative Director
M&C Saatchi
Johannesburg, South Africa

Neo Mashigo is the Co Founder and Executive Creative Director of I See A Different You. He is former Chairman and current board member of The Loerie Awards – South Africa’s premiere advertising Awards. He also seats on the Creative Circle Committee.

Before joining I See A Different You full-time, Neo was Executive Creative Director at two of South Africa’s Creative and largest Advertising Agencies Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg and FCB Johannesburg.

Neo is passionate about African Creativity and doing Advertising work that is more representative of Africa. He is known for identifying and developing black creative talent that become leading Creatives in the Industry.
Neo has won several local and International Awards the latest ones being a Grand Prix at Cannes Festival of Creativity and The Loerie Awards.

 

Neo Segola
Creative Director
FCB 
Johannesburg, South Africa

Writer of copy.

Liker of things.

Milkshake connoisseur.

Inspired by the tenacity of this continent.

Aspires to be a stay-at-home mom without the kids.

Osmond Tshuma 
Art Director
Openco
Johannesburg, South Africa

Osmond Tshuma is an award-winning Zimbabwean graphic designer and art
director who has been in the industry since the age of eighteen. He
spearheaded the rebranding of IKwekwezi FM, and has worked on brands
such as BMW, Apartheid Museum, Jameson, Standard Bank, SABC, ZB Bank
(Zimbabwe) and GMT (Cape Verde). His ‘Kwa Mai Mai’ project has been
published in Singapore, and his accolades include awards from Pendorings,
the Loeries, One Show and most recently, Cannes.  When he’s not walking
the yellow brick road, he can be found running through the streets of Jozi
trying to beat his own fastest record.

 

Sbu Sitole
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
The Odd Number
Johannesburg, South Africa

Sibusiso Sitole is Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of The Odd Number. With 13 years of experience in the Advertising Industry, Sbu Co-founded The Odd Number in 2015. The Agency has since attracted clients such as BBC Entertainment, Brand South Africa and Heineken International working on Sol Beer. Since opening shop the agency has also managed to win a gold and bronze Loerie, a gold Pendoring, the Umpheta Pendoring award and a creative circle Ad Of the month. The Odd Number is currently ranked at number 15 in the South African Creative Circle rankings, coming in as the number 1 Black Owned and Managed Advertising agency in South Africa.

  Sunet Willemse
Creative Director
Publicis Machine
Johannesburg, South Africa
 

Tumi Sethebe
Creative Director
Havas
Johannesburg, South Africa

Tumi began his career in 2001 at Young and Rubicam as a junior Art Director, where he worked on Absa, Wimpy, PG Glass and Land Rover.

In 2004 he moved to TBWA Hunt Lascaris, where he worked on Tiger Brands, BMW, Sasol and Standard Bank. From 2007 he worked at Metropolitan Republic as part of the team that re-launched MTN, until he joined Ogilvy in 2010. As Creative Director at Ogilvy he launched Mzansi Magic - DStv’s answer to SABC 1 - and subsequently a new mass bouquet DStv Access.

He was also responsible for all of DStv Africa and SuperSport Africa creative output. While at Ogilvy, he repositioned Stoney Ginger Beer, and was creative head of the Miller Genuine Draft account. From 2013 to 2015, he was Creative Director on the SABC 1 brand at Openco and looked after 7 SABC African language radio stations - amongst them Ukhozi FM, the second biggest in the world.

As well as the above, Tumi has helped rebrand Ikwekwezi FM after 20 years of existence, overseen the SABC Sport account and led the “Be The Coach” SABC sport project between Soweto football giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
Before joining Havas as Creative Director, Tumi oversaw creative direction at Ogilvy Cape Town on Castle Lite and Hansa Pilsener respectively.

Tumi joined Havas in June 2016, where is currently Creative Director on SAA, PPS, Chivas Regal, Skye Distribution (Dickies, Brentwood, Samson & Mille) among other premium accounts.

He has won a number of local and international awards.

 

Xolisa Dyeshana
Chief Creative Officer
Joe Public
Johannesburg, South Africa

Xolisa Dyeshana is Chief Creative Officer and partner at Joe Public.

His passion lies in the world of creativity and it’s evident in the many accolades he’s received, both locally and internationally.

Xolisa is the Chairperson of the Creative Circle - the highest decision-making body for advertising creativity in South Africa. He also served as Chairman of The Loerie Awards, South Africa’s premier advertising awards show and he sits on the international board of the One Club.

He has won numerous creative awards from Cannes Lions, D&AD’s and One Shows to Loeries. He opened the 20th annual Design Indaba Conference, along with Pepe Marais, in 2015. Xolisa has also been named one of the Top 6 People To Watch In Advertising by Finweek. He has judged many awards shows around the globe including The Cannes Lions Awards, The Bees Digital Awards, The John Caples Direct Awards and much more.

He is passionate about creating social change through advertising and he’s been part of many industry committees set up to help young people from underprivileged backgrounds gain access to the industry. Xolisa was one of the creative minds behind the creation of Brothers For Life, one of South Africa’s biggest and most successful behavioural change campaigns.