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Former Top Billing marketing manager moves to Okuhle Media
Carmen Rabinowitz has recently joined Okuhle Media as their commercial relationship manager. She has 20 years industry experience and was previously employed at Ndalo Media as an advertising and sales executive for Destiny and Destiny Man magazines.
Reed Exhibitions has appointed Nick Pilbeam as their new travel divisional director. Pilbeam brings with him an enormous amount of growth strategy knowledge and industry insight.
New research associate at Talent Africa
Matlhatse Malakalaka was appointed as a research associate in January at Talent Africa, an alliance of Korn Ferry. He commenced his career in executive search with a global search firm in 2013 as a researcher.
Talent Africa appoints new Headways consultant
Shawn Jacobs has been appointed as a consultant with Headways, a Talent Africa company and an alliance of Korn Ferry International. Headways Talent Management Solutions, a Talent Africa company, is a specialist talent management consulting practice.
Sea Harvest
2014 was quite a year for Konrad Geldenhuys. He was promoted to Sea Harvest’s director of sales and marketing in January and in July he became a brand new dad.
FCB Joburg appoints Thabang Skwambane as its new MD
Social entrepreneur and businessman, Thabang Skwambane, has been appointed managing director of FCB Joburg, the flagship agency within the FCB South Africa group. Skwambane joins as a shareholder of Threefold Creative, a multimedia and technology business that brings together a multi-disciplinary team of creatives to deliver audio, visual and sensory experiences.
New appointmets at Y&R boast creativity and talent
Late last year, Y&R South Africa made two senior appointments including Sampa Diseko as strategy director and Christo Nel as associate executive creative director on the Pick n Pay account.
World Wide Creative appoints Sammy-Jane Every as their new creative director
World Wide Creative welcomes Sammy-Jane Every as the agency’s creative director. Having worked with a number of top brands including Coca-Cola, Barclays Bank, Mazda and Guinness, Every’s expertise spans a range of creative disciplines.
Bert Lopes named head of Advisory for BDO SA
BDO SA has announced the appointment of BDO Johannesburg managing partner, Bert Lopes to head of Advisory of its South African firm, effective immediately. “Lopes is the perfect fit for the role and has demonstrated this during his temporary stint spent fulfilling the duties as an acting Head of Advisory for the past few months,” says Mark Stewart, CEO, BDO South Africa.
Tanuja Gangabishun named new marketing executive of Emerald Resort & Casino
Seasoned South African resort, hotel and casino industry expert, Tanuja Gangabishun, has been appointed as the new marketing executive of Emerald Resort & Casino. “We are delighted to welcome Tanuja as she joins the executive management team at Emerald Resort & Casino in her capacity as Marketing Executive,” says Martin Rice, CEO at Emerald Resort & Casino.
Caxton Magazines announces two new appointments
Caxton Magazines is excited to announce the appointment of Clive Vanderwagen and Debbie Mcintyre to the positions of head of Client Strategy and head of Insights respectively. “Both these positions are so integral to our business right now,” says Anton Botes, general manager of Caxton Magazines.
Paola Paoli joins Universal McCann
Universal McCann has appinted a new senior strategist
Media24 has announced the appointment of Vincent Hoogduijn as chief executive of its ecommerce division. He’ll join the company on Sunday, 1 March 2015, or sooner if his work visa is approved before then.
Suzanne van der Merwe named new relationship marketing manager at SUNCOAST
“Individuals who are hardworking, result orientated and who are driven by success are exactly what SUNCOAST looks for,” said Deshnee Naidu, Human Resource manager at SUNCOAST welcoming their newly appointed relationship marketing manager, Suzanne van der Merwe.
Yvonne Shaff named head of Advertising Sales for Media24 Lifestyle
Yvonne Shaff has been appointed the new head of Advertising Sales for Media24 Lifestyle (publisher of Media24’s magazines), effective Monday, 1 December. Said Charlene Beukes, general manager: Lifestyle: “We’re excited to welcome Yvonne aboard as a permanent member of the team.”
Orange Business Services appoints Giorgio Heiman as vice president of Africa
Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services, has announced the appointment of Giorgio Heiman as vice president of Africa, effective in November. Heiman will share his time between Geneva and Johannesburg and takes over the leadership of the business in Africa from Jean-Luc Lasnier, who is retiring.
Paula Hulley named managing director of Gloo Cape Town
Gloo has appointed Paula Hulley as managing director of its Cape Town business. Hulley was one of the first people to join Gloo in 2006 and has moved through the ranks to her current position, after working in the account management team. Her previous role was deputy MD, which she held for two years.
Palesa Magooa joins Mall Active
Mall Active has appointed a new assistant production manager.
Caleb Khoza joins Mall Active
Mall Active has appointed a new junior account manager.
Lufuno Makhitha joins Fashion Media
Fashion Media has appointed a new 3D graphic designer.

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