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Ilse van den Berg

Editor: Marketing & Media Africa, Bizcommunity
Location:Cape Town, South Africa


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

Editor: Marketing & Media Africa


Deputy Editor
1 Nov 2012 - 1 Jul 2013 - Cape Town
Editorial Assistant
1 Aug 2011 - 1 Nov 2012
Support Manager
1 May 2010 - 1 Aug 2011 - Cape Town


Editing & proofing copy, Writing & communication, Photoshop, Review Writing, Event coverage


BA Comms & Media Studies
Year completed:2009
Education level:Degree
Final year subjects:-Journalism
- Development communication
- Corporate communication
- Political communication
- PR
- Video pre-prodution
Institution:North West University
Location:Potchefstroom, South Africa
Internet Marketing
Year completed:2010
Education level:Certificate
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
[Habari #Tuongee2014] Back to the future of digital

The fourth annual Habari Media Tuongee brought together the finest of the digital marketing industry to talk about the past, present and future of digital... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Jul 2014 08:18

Matthew Mole, a microphone, and a majestic church

What do you get when you put Matthew Mole behind a microphone in a majestic church building with insane acoustics, backed up by members of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra? Goosebumps. You get goosebumps.

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Jul 2014 09:12

Make your way to Empire Café

Chances are, if you're a local, or are familiar with Muizenberg (to a further extent than knowing about the fantastic family beach, colourful wooden houses, surfers, and effective shark alarm), you'll know the legendary Empire Café in York Road.

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Jul 2014 09:05

Bay Harbour Market: For every type and taste bud

As tempting as sleeping in on a rainy Saturday morning may be, don't let this Mother City and her weather moods make you miss out on a weekend at Bay Harbour Market which, I believe, is one of the best markets Cape Town has to offer.

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2014 10:45

[Net Prophet] Lessons from entrepreneurs

Apart from Net Prophet 2014 being a huge success; it was probably my most inspiring day this year so far. Top lessons I took home were from Quirk's Rob Stokes and Over's Aaron Marshall.

By Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2014 15:19

Claire Cobbledick on new role, marketing agenda at Gumtree SA

Appointed recently as Head of Marketing for Gumtree South Africa, Claire Cobbledick shares about the transition from her previous role as MD at the Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town to her current position at what is described as South Africa's largest online classifieds site.

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Apr 2014 10:31

"Plants, coffee and everything else..."

Second Avenue in Harfield Villiage, Kenilworth is surprisingly quiet and peaceful at 9 in the morning. With its lively exterior of colourful flower pots on the steps, Twigs with Beans - a quaint little coffee shop/nursery/vintage furniture shop - is quite inviting.

By Ilse van den Berg 8 Apr 2014 11:26

[Design Indaba 2014] From design to advertising

At a creative conference you always expect to hear from pros in the industry, but boy, was Marcello Serpa a treat on day two of Design Indaba. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Feb 2014 12:24

[Design Indaba 2014] People want cities for people

Cities around the world all have one particular thing in common - they are made up of people. The problem is though that most cities have not been built to accommodate people - but to accommodate cars and traffic. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Feb 2014 08:00

Saluting the Steadfast Tin Soldier

Starting off with a moment of respect for the late former president of South Africa, the opening night of the Tin Soldier by Cape Town City Ballet was bound to be a wonderful experience. And that it was.

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Dec 2013 13:26

Five great innovations in 2013

The exciting thing about the digital world is that it's ever-evolving... You never know who is going to come up with what next, and it's quite scary to look back and see how much innovation has taken place over the past decade. All I'm still waiting for is a self-driving car... (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Dec 2013 09:50

Top tips for time management in 2014

Time management is something that I often associate with that little red monkey-monster from the Chicken Licken ad. It creeps up on you from behind, and before you know it sits on your shoulder and demands your attention...

By Ilse van den Berg 17 Dec 2013 14:23

Homecoming Revolution appoints Bruce Mubayiwa as managing partner

I chatted to Homecoming Revolution founder and CEO, Angel Jones and newly appointed managing partner, Bruce Mubayiwa to find out more about his new role as well as where the company is heading.

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Dec 2013 12:58

The YouTube opportunity in Africa

Brett St Clair, head of new products sub-Saharan Africa for Google, talked at AfricaCom's day two AfricaCast session about understanding the role YouTube can play in Africa.

By Ilse van den Berg 15 Nov 2013 07:50

Isha Sesay on the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards

The 18th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards is taking place tomorrow night, 12 October 2013 at the CTICC where finalists will be recognised for their excellent journalism across the continent.

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Oct 2013 13:40

A round-up of CAM's recent media showcase

At the Christian Art Media (CAM) showcase last week, delegates were informed of all that's happening in the Christian media industry - from new movies to the latest resources and music albums. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2013 11:32

[Habari Tuongee 2013] Who is the New Consumer?

Covering the topic of the New Consumer at the third annual Habari Media Tuongee, was Georgina Muirhead (@GeorgieMuirhead), head of digital marketing at Pick n Pay and Byron John (@ByronJohnza), insights and innovations director at Habari Media.

By Ilse van den Berg 23 Aug 2013 12:50

[Habari Tuongee 2013] From mobile to mobility

The third annual Habari Media Tuongee can only be described as a gathering of digital gurus on steroids. A gathering of the country's leading minds in digital media and marketing. Captains of the industry.

By Ilse van den Berg 20 Aug 2013 11:02

GTBC 2013: How to get paid for going on hot air balloon rides

A year on from GTBC 2012 I am honest when I say that I have still not started a blog, but hey, you know life. I know what you're thinking... "Excuses, excuses..." And that is exactly what it is. Hi, I'm Ilse and I am a procrastinator. *Crowd gives a clap*

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Aug 2013 08:04

Three things I didn't know about cheese

This past weekend I attended the SA Cheese Festival held at Sandringham Estate just outside of Stellenbosch. Having missed out on it last year, I was quite excited to stuff my face with cheese once again. Oh glory.

By Ilse van den Berg 2 May 2013 16:06

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