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Hattingh de Villiers named new winemaker at Muratie Estate
Muratie Estate in Stellenbosch is pleased to announce the appointment of Hattingh de Villiers as winemaker from Tuesday, 1 July. Previously winemaker at uniWines Group and Opstal Wine Estate in Rawsonville, De Villiers has also worked locally at Morgenhof and Seidelberg Wine Estates.
Full service creative agency, Conversation LAB has hired former Google employee, Edward Spearman, to head up a range of large agency clients. Spearman will report directly to agency MD, Kevin Power.
Hero, a dynamic communications agency based in Cape Town and Johannesburg, has commenced the second half of 2014 with vivacity following a number of new staff appointments and promotions for some of its rising industry-leaders.
Kirsty Fonzari named brand manager of Expand a Sign
Expand a Sign, an industry leader in branding solutions and wall canvas, has welcomed Kirsty Fonzari as its new brand manager from Sunday, 1 June. Fonzari has a wealth of experience having worked as group marketing manager for Three Cities and operations director for a leading group of healthy foods restaurants in the United Kingdom.
FusionDesign appoints Leilahn Albertyn as its new Integrated Communications Manager
Leilahn Albertyn has been appointed as the Integrated Communications Manager for FusionDesign, a full service integrated brand agency based in Cape Town. Albertyn brings with her a wealth of skills in visual and written communications from over a decade in the corporate arena.
New country manager for Groupon announced
Groupon announced entrepreneur, Emilian Popa, has become the new country manager for Groupon South Africa. With a proven track record of founding and co-founding a number of online retail businesses, Popa will take the helm of the company as it continues to transition from a daily deal site to a true online marketplace.
Tsogo Sun appoints new executive chef
Tsogo Sun has recently appointed David van Staden to a new executive chef role to work with all the culinary teams within the Tsogo Sun properties in the Eastern and Western Cape and assist in creating more innovative, world-class food and beverage experiences.
Industry deaders show their commitment to Mobile as core to their business and marketing strategies, on Monday, 30 June – The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the leading global trade association for the mobile industry, announced the addition of 13 new industry leaders to its MMA South Africa Board of Directors serving for a one-year term from Friday, 1 August.
Nsovo Ngoveni joins Salon Media and Fitting Exposure
Salon Media and Fitting Exposure has appointed a new sales account manager.
Paul Schonborn appointed marketing and sales director at People Resource Planning Solutions
People Resource Planning Solutions (PRP) has recently appointed Paul Schonborn as marketing and sales director. With local and global experience within the corporate communications arena, ICT and telecommunications industries, Schonborn will be responsible for marketing and sales team leadership and driving positive revenue growth.
Primedia Broadcasting has announced exciting changes to their sponsorships and promotions team following the departure of group promotions manager, Simon Parkinson. His departure has opened the door for a re-structuring of the sales department to build capacity in this vital area of the business.
FleishmanHillard South Africa has formally announced the appointment of Mimi Kalinda as its Africa Lead, cementing its presence as a dominant force in professional communications across the continent.
Herman Schoeman appointed to the MMI Holdings’ executive committee
MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) has announced the appointment of Herman Schoeman, managing director of recently acquired Guardrisk, to the group’s executive committee as CEO of the Corporate and Public Sector business.
Simon Parkinson joins Ultimate Media as a shareholding partner
Ultimate Media, the leading independent radio specialist agency, has announced that Simon Parkinson will officially join the team as a shareholding partner in the business. Parkinson’s role will be to manage the Johannesburg arm of the business.
Thresa Harker appointed uShaka Kids World’s new manager
Thresa Harker has been appointed as the new uShaka Kids World manager, which will see her managing the entire uShaka Kids World area as well as overseeing each separate department within the children’s area including, children’s parties, activities, new developments, up keep as well as shows.
Tina Eboka named new Group managing director of NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd
NTP Radioisotopes SOC Ltd (NTP), a subsidiary of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), has announced the appointment of Tina Eboka as its new Group managing director. Eboka stepped into the role on Sunday, 1 June.
Media and marketing pioneer, Josephine Buys has been appointed country manager of South Africa’s media industry’s digital body, IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) as of Sunday, 1 June. For eleven years, the IAB (previously DMMA and OPA) has operated as a volunteer body with only part-time administrative staff.
Trevor Waberski appointed National Operations Manager Activations at Provantage Media Group
With 18 years’ experience across various types of management, Trevor Waberski brings an array of sought-after skills to Provantage Media Group (PMG). With expertise ranging from financial management, general management, quality management and consulting, his role as National Operations Manager Activations will strengthen and enhance the PMG team.
Wale Adeoye-Famosa, managing director-CEO of Primus Advertising, Accra, Ghana, has been appointed ICOM Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa and a member of the board of ICOM, the world’s leading network of independent advertising and marketing communications agencies.
Havas Group of Businesses announces number of promotions and appointments
The Southern African group of Havas businesses have experienced significant growth over the last few months, taking on new clients and projects, and has an ever-expanding team to show for it.

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