CSI contributors



Bonnie RamailaBonnie Ramaila

Bonnie Ramaila has extensive experience in marketing, advertising, PR, research, branding, and media and communications across government, public entities and the private sector. She is one of the few women marketing and communication specialists with solid and vast experience in these fields and across the three sectors.

Brian BerkmanBrian Berkman

Brian Berkman can be contacted on 083-441-8765 or email ..

Candace (McDonald) BoschCandace (McDonald) Bosch

Candace McDonald has her Masters in Communication and Media Studies. She is a conference producer at ITWeb..

Caroline LowingsCaroline Lowings

Caroline Lowings is the principal consultant at Change Story, a Gauteng-based consultancy providing focused change management and strategic planning services to clients. Change Story offers reflection workshops to corporate CSI teams and stakeholders, to increase the impact of their contribution towards social upliftment and welfare in South Africa, and to ensure alignment of their CSI efforts with the company's strategic goals - For more information, go to http://changestory.co.za/.

Chris MidgleyChris Midgley

Chris graduated top of his class with an Honours Degree in Marketing Communications (Cum Laude) from the University of Johannesburg. With advertising agency experience in Strategic Brand Communication together with business development and growth, Chris has crafted and developed strategic guidelines implemented by clients such as Continental Tyres, Conti Partner, De Beers, Kreepy Krauly and Wits University to name but a few..

Chris MoerdykChris Moerdyk

Apart from being a corporate marketing analyst, advisor and media commentator, Chris Moerdyk is a former chairman of Bizcommunity. He was head of strategic planning and public affairs for BMW South Africa and spent 16 years in the creative and client service departments of ad agencies, ending up as resident director of Lindsay Smithers-FCB in KwaZulu-Natal.

Danette BreitenbachDanette Breitenbach

Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.

Dhatchani ChristianDhatchani Christian

Dhatchani's corporate career began at Research Surveys where she was trained in research methodology, worked across diverse products and industries, she made the leap to 'client side' and brand management at Colgate Palmolive SA. She spent time in the sales environment at Standard Bank and marketing strategy at FNB before joining Yellowwood in 2011..

Dr Estelle van TonderDr Estelle van Tonder

Dr Estelle van Tonder is head of department in the Faculty of Management and Leadership of Milpark Business School. She was awarded her DCom degree in Marketing Management in 2010 and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning.

Jessica TaylorJessica Taylor

Jess is Group Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.

John HarveyJohn Harvey

John Harvey is Media Relations Consultant at Roger Wilco, an established, award-winning digital marketing agency based in Cape Town. He was weaned and came of age on a very unhealthy diet of newsprint and post-midnight deadlines - yet still comes back for more..

Kamogelo ModiseKamogelo Modise

Kamogelo Modise is a Communication Practitioner with a Media Studies Diploma from Boston Media House, majoring in Strategic Public Relations. She has worked for various Communications Companies and has written for multiple online and offline publications.

Lebo MukansiLebo Mukansi

Chief Strategist at Inventors Kitchen. Twitter @Lebza1Mukansi.

Leigh AndrewsLeigh Andrews

Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) is senior editor of the marketing and media industry at Bizcommunity.com. She loves word play and alliteration, and can be reached at leigh@bizcommunity.com..

Marion ScherMarion Scher

Marion Scher (www.mediamentors.co.za) is an award-winning journalist, lecturer, media trainer and consultant with 25 years' experience in the industry. For more of her writing, go to her Bizcommunity profile or to Twitter @marionscher..

Matthew KarpinskiMatthew Karpinski

Matthew Karpinski is the Managing Director at RockCorps South Africa..

Mongezi MtatiMongezi Mtati

Mongezi Mtati (@Mongezi) is the founding MD of WordStart (www.wordstart.co.za). Apart from being a kite-boarding and sandboarding adventurer, Mongezi connects companies and brands with measurable word-of-mouth through young African influencers at WordStart.

Peter CowanPeter Cowan

Chairman at Unilever South Africa.

Peter MannPeter Mann

Peter Mann is a founder of Meropa Communications (www.meropa.co.za) and has been CEO since 1989. He worked for most of South Africa's major newspapers as journalist for 15 years before that.

Portia SokkiePortia Sokkie

Portia Sokkie is a Human Resources professional who has been in the working world since 1998 and has over 13 years human resource experience. Her industry proficiency ranges from banking, insurance, entertainment industry, consulting, health care and NGO.

Sheila McGillivraySheila McGillivray

Sheila McGillivray's knowledge of the advertising industry spans four decades. Sheila's energy, enthusiasm and passion for her work has grown with every new position and challenge.

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..

Su-Mari Du BruynSu-Mari Du Bruyn

Su-Mari Du Bruyn is co-founder of the company Adapt To Change. She is a qualified HR practitioner and logistics specialist and is passionate about Continuous Improvement and people development..

Sue NorthamSue Northam

Sue Northam is a curious Capetonian with a desire to discover and capture stories of innovative and inspiring projects and people. She explores initiatives that are impactful and making a difference in her city.

Sulet JansenSulet Jansen

Creative director of Design at at Switch.

Vijay Sai PratapVijay Sai Pratap

Vijay Sai Pratap, Director-Business Development and head of the m-governance & Life impacting services unit with OnMobile Global Ltd, has been associated with the Mobile Telecom value-added services industry for over nine years..

Wendy TlouWendy Tlou

Chief Marketing Officer at Brand South Africa.