DevCom Core Team
CEO and founder
Mari is a multiple international award winner with 20 years’ experience in the communication industry. Her focus is project management and development, and strategic communication. She has a master’s degree in communication management and is reading towards her PhD.
Her core strengths are communication, achiever, input, woo and arranger.
Senior communication consultant
Maryka has 18-years of experience in project management, logistics planning and communication. She holds a BA degree in communication science.
Her core strengths include achiever, arranger, positivity, responsibility and developer.
Ruaan attained his honours degree in financial management at the University of Pretoria and have 12 years’ experience in the financial sector.
Competition, woo, achiever, positivity and activator are his core strengths.
Wilma has more than two years’ experience in communication and facilitation. She holds an honours degree in communication management.
Her core strengths include responsibility, adaptability, input, developer and belief.
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
Abigail worked in London for two years and has a total of eight years’ experience as a PA and administrator. She has a diploma in personal assistance and administration, and certificates in project management, digital marketing, customer services and N4 marketing.
Her core strengths are learner, achiever, responsibility, include and relator.
Alta’s 35 years’ experience in the education sector has given her an in-depth knowledge and understanding of people in a process.
Her strengths include relator, responsibility, positivity, focus and communication.
Project coordinator (KZN based)
Mazwi has 10 years’ experience in stakeholder relations, internal communication and financial services.
His core strengths include input, ideation, restorative, intellectual and responsibility.
Ruzaan has 3 years experience with Graphic Design and a BA Degree in Visual Communication Design
Her strengths include harmony, activator, consistency, learner and focus
Community facilitator (KZN based)
Simphiwe has 3 years experience in administration and has experience in project management. Facilitator in KZN South for 2nd years. Conducts site visits and assists with logistical arrangements, training and site visits.
Her strengths include relator, futuristic, intellection, input and competition.
Social worker specialist
Siphokazi Cele is a skilled professional with a Bachelor of Social Work and over 2 years experience in counselling, assessment, crisis intervention, behavior management, project management, community development and community outreach.
Her core strengths are input, strategic, learner, responsibility and relator.
Communication coordinator (Mpumalanga based)
Bongiwe has a degree in agricultural extension and rural resource management.
Her core strengths include achiever, learner, input, discipline and relator.
Senior communication consultant
Before joining the DevCom team, Chrisnetta accumulated 9 years’ work experience in the financial services industry. With a background in administrative work, client services, and strategic communication, she has a passion for people and communicating for engagement.
Chrisnetta holds a master’s degree in communication management. The topic for her research paper was Communication in change management: creating shared meaning during an acquisition.
Her core strengths are input, learner, developer, intellection and responsibility.
Adminstrative & Communication Intern
Naledi Madito is a final year student at the Tshwane University of Technology studying towards her National Diploma in Public Relations Management .
Her strengths include responsibility, consistency, relator, positivity and adaptability.
Junior Communication Consultant
Marietjie holds an honours degree in communication management.
Her core strengths include discipline, intellection, consistency, relator and an achiever.
Inge Janse Van Rensburg
Marketing & Communication Specialist
Inge has 2 years of experience in communication, she holds a BA degree in Communication and finished her honours degree in Development Communication in 2018.
Her core strengths are, strategic, includer, communication, developer and positivity
Tymera Van Leur
Intern Graphic Designer
Tymera Van Leur has 3 years experience in graphic design and has completed a diploma for Media and Graphics. She received the top student award for her field of study and continuously pursues to grow her and update her skills
Her core strengths include, relator, restorative, competition, belief, and futuristic.
Senior Communication Consultant
Ilze completed her honours degree in International Relations and started her professional career in the development communication sector. Her 13 years experience speaks of integrated business communication and strategic social impact in the public and private sector. She is known for her distinct way of thinking and a special perspective on the world at large. A rare skill that allows her to sort through the clutter, simplify complexities and find the best route forward for our clients.
Her core strengths include strategic, achiever, futuristic, activator and ideation.
Tshepo is a business minded data scientist with an IT qualification specialising in systems development. His passion lies with helping people and seeing the difference that his work has on the society and people. Tshepo’s focus is on natural language processing and deep learning.
His core strengths include Strategic, Learner, Analytical, Responsibility, Achiever
Siphiwe is Data Scientist with experience in the Finance and EdTech industry. He has worked as a quantitative analyst, and most recently held a research and strategy role in a startup. Data driven decision-making is the key idea that drives his work.
His core strengths include Intellection, Learner, Deliberative, Strategic, Analytical
Strategic consultant; editor
Charmain has more than 20 years’ experience in the communication industry and holds a master’s degree in organisational communication.
She is a senior advisor on research design and gives final input on project documentation.
Graham has more than 20 years’ experience in graphic design. His clients are both internationally and nationally based. Graham grasps visual communication and has been working with DevCom for the past six years.
Anel du Preez
Anel holds an honours degree in marketing communication and has more than 11 years’ experience in enterprise development. She assists DevCom with incubation, social entrepreneurship, facilitation, development and research projects.
Communication consultant and Facilitator
Christine holds a master’s degree in communication management and has more than 20 years’ experience in the communication and marketing industries. She often assists DevCom with facilitation, project management, research, writing, media and material development.
Digital media Expert
Lourens has more than 10 years’ experience in the digital media industry. He specialises in web development, advertising and social media.
Communication Consultant, Image specialist and Facilitator
Carla has more than 25 years’ experience in the communication industry working in several industries with extended times in the IT, construction and mining industries. She facilitates training interventions and change programmes. Carla also specialises in image consulting and train teams on the message and communication impact of their look. She often assists DevCom with facilitation, project management, research, writing, media and material development.
Monja is an accredited associate at DevCom and has over 18 years of administrative experience. Monja assists DevCom with all operational administration and projects.
Social Investment specialist
Sam has 15 years’ experience in philanthropy and enterprise development, with applied local and international project management and strategic consulting experience. For many years she was the client portfolio manager for the Anglo American Group and the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund; the oldest professionally managed social investment fund in South Africa. Her areas of expertise include local economic development, vocational training and youth employment models, financial inclusion models, innovation design and implementation and agribusiness.
Fah has more than 11 years’ experience in motivational facilitation and team building.