Lufuno Mavhungu
Creative Director, Black River FC

Lufuno Mavhungu is a Creative Director and a lover of great ideas. In fact, it was her love of great ideas that lead her to work on accounts such as Nando’s, MINI Cooper, 1 st for Women, FNB, Hyundai and OLX to name a few. Along her journey she also collected numerous awards such as a Cannes Lion, a couple of Loeries including the coveted Loerie Grand Prix, several Pendorings, Creative Circle Ad of the Year and is a One Show finalist. When she isn’t making ads, Lufuno enjoys writing short stories and poetry, watching soccer and convincing her neighbors that she is the greatest vocalist alive – they’re not convinced though. She also enjoys coming up with bold (and often outlandish) ideas for every sphere of life. Lufuno lives by the ideology that great insights create great ideas, which then creates impactful work.


Thembalethu Msibi
Co-founder and Head of Creative, Blackswan

Thembalethu’s Marketing and Advertising career spans over 16-years. She has
worked on several notable international and local brands such as Telkom, KFC,
Sprite, ABSA, PPC, MTN Business, Standard Bank, and government entities
such as Airports Company South Africa, Brand South Africa and South African

She is the Co-founder & Head of Creative of BlackSwan, a boutique
consultancy which has created brand experiences and communication for Puma Energy, Liberty, Mzansi Magic, Enel Green Power, LEGiT, MTN Ghana, and the Joburg Film Festival.

Thembalethu joined Ogilvy after graduating from AAA School of Advertising
and IMM School of Marketing. After six valuable years at Ogilvy, she moved to
The Jupiter Drawing Room. It’s here that she created one of South Africa’s
first digitally-integrated campaigns for Absa’s sponsorship of Design
Indaba.Taking a break from traditional advertising, she decided to explore
Brand Communication Design with Brand Union, and Sponsorship Leverage with Trinergy Brand Connectors (part of the SAIL Group) A firm believer in impactful and considered creative solutions, Thembalethu has successfully navigated all verticals of Marketing and Brand communication. She likes photos of miniature pigs and Beyoncé dance tutorials.