Author, Marketer and Entrepreneur
Deputy GM: Group Sales and Marketing
Tiso Blackstar Group Pty Ltd
On joining HDI Youth Marketeers in November 2017, Bongani’s dream of ‘African Brand Stories’ was reignited through the growth of HDI’s collective. This passion has led to HDI expanding its presence in 2 more markets (Zimbabwe & Ghana) adding to Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. In his spare time, Bongani loves reading, running, and creating new experiences to share with his three sons.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Communications Officer & Co- founder
Dr. Petrus de Kock
Brand South Africa
Author and Speaker
She is the go to person for the media regarding anything to do with child development and parenting, racking up over 140 interviews a year including a weekly slot on SABC 3’s Expresso and Radio 702. She is a guest lecturer at Henley Business School, Wits Business School and GIBS.
Creative parenting expert, speaker and best-selling author
Nikki Bush & Associates
She has been sharing the cyber safety message at schools, conferences and corporates with the aim to save lives by creating awareness for responsible digital citizenship. Rianette founded SaveTNet Cyber Safety after she heard of the shocking statistics of young people who commit suicide because of cyberbullying. SaveTNet offers help to cybercrime victims through a NETwork of professional services.
Author, TV & Radio Presenter
Accredited Public Relations Consultant and Cyber Safety Activist
National Youth Development Agency
With Gareth’s move to “unradio” and the launch of CliffCentral.com in May 2014, the 23-year-old’s horizons widened and have led him to being part of the on-air team of “The Gareth Cliff Show”, weekday mornings from 6 -9am as well as the station’s Brand Manager. This “Best Speaker in KZN for 2013” regularly takes to the stage too, hosting the likes of Standard Bank’s Rising Star Awards to the PRISM Awards – known as the Oscars of the PR world.
Brand Manager and Show Host
Head of Marketing & Brand Communication
He has served as Head of Procurement for Johannesburg-based South African Breweries (SAB) Ltd and has held several senior back office roles across Barclays, including setting up and running the Smart sourcing team, which was entirely focused on transformational outsourcing. His previous career highlights include filling positions as Group Integration Director, Chief Administration Officer and Chief Procurement Officer for the Absa Group. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and has been internationally recognised for leading and developing procurement best practices.
In 2010 she moved to SABMiller where she worked on Hansa Pilsener, the thrid biggest beer brand in south Africa, for five years. Her time there included work on strategy, sponsorship and communication development. Refilwe has Business Science degree with Honours in Marketing from the University of Cape Town, and recently completed her MBA at Cass Business School in London. She was appointed as Managing director on the 1st of January 2018.