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E-mail:

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ABOUT

I am first and foremost, a Writer and Editor. In addition to that skills set, I can do content creation & direction, community management, are strong at (content) strategy, brainstorming / conceptualisation and public speaking / presenting. Another strength is, being a creative professional, I also care about business processes and how my work impacts operational aspects of client projects.

W r i t i n g

Being a wordsmith, I have the ability to make words sing and solve different writing challenges. Words will be around forever, immaterial of the platform. Narrating eloquent stories has never been more important.

S p e a k i n g

I tell stories that connect dots, teach and grow people. I also believe that, for the sake of our growth, it’s crucial to interrogate the stories we choose to tell, consume and connect with.

Themba Jay in full swing, facilitating the first RETHINK session.

S t r a t e g y 

I connect dots, offer insight and strategy around different types of storytelling. And the ways in which it all impacts and shapes our personal lives, projects, businesses and whatever else turns us on, as it were.

That’s the essence of what I do.


I’ve worked at Cerebra Communications, dropped in on an intensive digital media course sponsored by Google and endorsed by IAB South Africa called Digify. During that time, I learned about social media (for business), online media strategy, digital advertising, content creation, public speaking / presenting, pitching and relationship building. As part of the programme, I had the opportunity of delivering pitch presentations to Nando’s (via an agency called Publicis Machine) and Mercedes Benz (via Network BDDO).

Fast-forward to about three years, after working in the digital media industry for a few companies, and after a stint of freelancing, I joined forces as a Writer and Content Strategist with a design / marketing agency, Kwambele Social Marketing, based in Sandton, Johannesburg. The experience was like being thrown into a pack of wolves, expected to come back leading the pack. I had to quickly adapt to the change and begin writing strategies, present concepts and reports at meetings, liaise and collaborate with clients and deliver (educational) content for clients through workshops.

The upside was massive growth that had me hone my strategy-making abilities.

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