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Anton HarberAnton Harber

Anton Harber, Wits University Caxton Professor of Journalism and chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute, was a Weekly Mail (now Mail & Guardian) founding editor and a Kagiso Media executive director. He wrote Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011), Recht Malan Prize winner, and co-edited the first two editions of The A-Z of South African Politics (Penguin, 1994/5), What is Left Unsaid: Reporting the South African HIV Epidemic (Jacana, 2010) and Troublemakers: The best of SA's investigative journalism (Jacana, 2010)..

Ayanda DlaminiAyanda Dlamini

Ayanda Dlamini is the business development manager at LGR Telecommunications. He joined the company in 2012 and is responsible for growing and maintaining business development among LGR clients.

Bezi PhiriBezi Phiri

A professional juggler with an art directing profession in one hand and a love for writing and telling stories. Email: .

Charles FosterCharles Foster

MD MB AME at Millward Brown.

Chris HumanChris Human

Chris is a strategist specialising in new brand development and through-the-line (media neutral) communication campaign work. At Engage Brandcraft, he is tasked with the building and implementation of client's brand-building strategies and concepts as well as the development of their respective brand identities and cultures.

Cobus van ZylCobus van Zyl

Cobus van Zyl is the Chief Operations Officer at Aggrey & Clifford, an independent, East African, brand-building agency. Their client base includes Vodacom Tanzania, Tanzania Breweries, The National Housing Corporation, and Azam TV to name but a few.

Craig WilsonCraig Wilson

Craig Wilson is an ICT journalist and speaker based in Johannesburg. He is deputy editor at TechCentral, the South African source for technology news, reviews and opinion, and regularly provides insight into the technology industry for radio and television.

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.

Dina Saffer-MyersDina Saffer-Myers

Dina Saffer-Myers is Co-Founder and Director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on the FMCG space in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Dina has 12 years successful business and leadership experience in one of the world's top companies, Procter & Gamble.

Dr KF LaiDr KF Lai

Dr KF Lai is co-founder and CEO of BuzzCity (www.buzzcity.com), a mobile media company in the development and marketing of mobile services and entertainment globally. Email ..

Duncan McLeodDuncan McLeod

Award-wining Duncan McLeod is the founder and editor of TechCentral (wwwTechCentral.co.za, @TechCentral]]), South Africa's latest technology news site offering breaking news, in-depth analysis and opinion that launched in September 2009. Before that, he was associate editor at the Financial Mail/FM.

Esther KarukuEsther Karuku

Esther Karuku is the strategy lead at Ten Brands. An integrated marketing agency based in Nairobi, Kenya, with a passion to develop effective communication for brands, both corporate and non-profit.

Evan-Lee CourieEvan-Lee Courie

Evan-Lee Courie is Group Editor and Social Media Manager at Bizcommunity.com, as well as a Biz Lifestyle contributor. Follow him on Twitter at @evan1985.

Francois van DykFrancois van Dyk

Francois van Dyk, heads up Operations at Ornico, the Brand Intelligence research company. He is part of the management team that has seen Ornico expand across Africa, currently with data resources in 14 countries and employing more than 100 media enthusiasts.

Gary LawrenceGary Lawrence

Gary Lawrence is MD of CA Southern Africa. He is an IT industry veteran, having more than 20 years' experience in creating, building and managing software businesses in the Southern African market.

Hilton VeldsmanHilton Veldsman

A passion to utilise my experience in advertising, marketing and public relations, to make a positive contribution to the communications industry in South Africa, gets me up in the morning..

HKLM Exco TeamHKLM Exco Team

Gary Harwood is a founder and director of HKLM (www.hklm.co.za); Graham Leigh is a founding director; Jerry Nyagah is MD of HKLM Nairobi; Julia Bouie Leuner is a director; Andre Redelinghuys is head of strategy; Johan van Wyk is ECD; and Dr Sean McCoy is HKLM's CEO and Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA) chairperson. Read the livinglab.hklmgroup.com blog; follow @hklm_lab on Twitter; connect on Facebook..

Ilse van den BergIlse van den Berg

Ilse is the editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at Bizcommunity.com and a contributing writer for the Bizcommunity Lifestyle section. She is a lover of words, travel and all things digital.

Juliette AttwellJuliette Attwell

Juliette Attwell is Head of Marketing & Operations at Recruitgroup. Recruitgroup has won Careerjunction Recruiter of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as Fast Growth Business of the Year at the National Business Awards 2014.

Laine BarnardLaine Barnard

Laine Barnard is the CEO and Marketing Director of 8brand. Laine has been instrumental in the repositioning and re-branding of some of the top telecommunication players in Africa, developing many successful brand launch strategies, go-to-market strategies and repositioning strategies..

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..

Lorrianne CloeteLorrianne Cloete

Lorrianne Cloete is the owner and founder of the Press Room, a Cape Town based boutique PR and marketing consultancy specialising within fashion and retail, as well as the founder and co-owner of Press Stick, an online content portal for the media industry. Contact her on tel +27(0)83 4482557, email and follow @lorriannecloete on Twitter..

Louise MarslandLouise Marsland

Louise has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising industry in South Africa for 20 years. She was Editor of Bizcommunity.com; Editor-in-Chief of AdVantage magazine; edited The New Age newspaper weekly Media & Marketing Page; Editor of Marketing Mix magazine; Editor of Progressive Retailing magazine; and writes on the industry as a specialist columnist, trends commentator and speaker.

Marcela OspinaMarcela Ospina

Anthropologist Marcela Ospina Salcedo (www.marcelaospina.com) specialises in helping brands understand consumers from a cultural viewpoint. By using ethnography and drawing from neuropsychological principles, she advises on developing marketing plans, launching new products, and innovating communications strategies.

Matthew GrayMatthew Gray

Matthew Gray is client service director at cloud based e-recruitment company, Graylink. Passionate about the growth of digital and its role in rapidly changing business processes, Matthew has been at the forefront of solutions delivery, driving recruiting process change to Graylink's customer base, since the inception of the business in 2003..

Matthew Samuel

Matthew Samuel is an experienced content writer and editor..

Nandkishor ButyNandkishor Buty

Nandkishor Buty is CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Africa (www.ogilvyafrica.com). He has been in advertising and marketing for the past two decades, initially in India and then in Kenya, Tanzania and other markets in Africa.

Naseem JavedNaseem Javed

Naseem Javed, recognised as a world authority on corporate image and global name identities, is a harsh critic of casual and accidental naming. He is a dynamic speaker on corporate image and branding issues, and is also the author of Naming for Power and Domination, the GTLD Name Game.

Obaika Consulting TeamObaika Consulting Team

African global communicator Nonye Mpho Omotola is the managing partner of Obaika Consulting South Africa (www.obaikaconsulting.com), focusing on increasing FDI for businesses across Africa. Victor Obaika is principal partner of law firm Obaika & Company and executive chairman of ad agency The Firehouse Africa; TV and radio production company Que Films Productions; and business advisory firm Obaika Consulting.

Oresti PatriciosOresti Patricios

Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup (www.ornico.co.za), has long been on the cutting edge of the media, advertising and branding industries. He has an MBA at GIBS and did his thesis on social media when Twitter was barely a twit.

Paul AndersonPaul Anderson

Paul Anderson is a software consultant based out in California. For over five years he has been offering CRM consultation services to a wide market.

Peter HarveyPeter Harvey

Peter Harvey is the MD of PayGate. Leading through integrity, with more than 26 years in IT and payment processing, Peter is a master when it comes to creating solutions to clients' exact requirements.

Sindy PetersSindy Peters

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

Tom JacksonTom Jackson

Tom Jackson is Managing Editor at HumanIPO..

Vanessa ClarkVanessa Clark

Hi! I'm a freelance journalist, copywriter and editor based in Cape Town, South Africa. I write as a journalist and for corporates and agencies.

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..