Welcome to

Think Creative Africa.

We create content that moves people, communication that solves business problems and innovation that impacts society. As young African creatives, we have a unique understanding of a market we are a part of and not externals of, therefore we provide ideas from a perspective that is not foreign to the market.

Core team

Mukondi Ralushayi Kgomo

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Ten years advertising experience
Recurring Loeries, Pendorings, Creative Circle and Cannes Young Lions judge
M&G Young 200 South Africans
The One Club Creative Bootcamp and Loeries Open Chair mentor
Personality trait:  A stubborn optimist
Recovering chocaholic… okay I’m lying, still a chocaholic
2021 word: Growth

Nkgabiseng Motau

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer

Ten years advertising experience
Creative Circle EXCO Board Member, Loeries Committee Member
Recurring Loeries, Pendorings, Creative Circle and Cannes Young Lions judge,

D&AD 2019 Jury Member, Member of ABInbev Braintrust
Personality trait: Great storyteller
Loves blogging and podcasting
2021 word: Elevate

Zetu Damane (CMSA)

 Chief Strategic Officer

15 years experience across a wide range of categories (FMCG, Financial Services, Motor Vehicles, QSR, Medical and Travel)

Voted as one of SA’s Young Guns, by Financial Mail in 2006.

SA’s best loved commercials for Wimpy, Oreo and  FNB that were based on a strong insight.

Multiple Advertising Effectiveness award winner

2018 (Bronze Apex – FNB)

2019 (Bronze Apex Wimpy Grill up fill up), (Silver Apex Wimpy Summer), (Silver Apex Award Hyundai i10),( Bronze Assegai Award) (Budget Insurance)

2020 (Leader Award Assegai Awards (Budget Insurance)

Personality Trait: Unassuming

The wierdo who looks into you trolley at Pick n Pay and asks intrusive questions

2021 Word: Courage

Thibedi Meso

Executive Creative Director

Hybrid Creative.

10 Years Advertising experience as a Copywriter with a BA in Graphic Design.

Recurring Loeries, Pendorings and Creative Circle Judge

Multiple Winner and Nominee at Creative Circle, Loeries, Assegai, Promax, Pendoring, Bookmarks, One Show and Cannes Lions

Personality trait: Explorer

If you don’t go, you’ll never know.

2021 Word: Habashwe!

Portia Tapfumaneyi

 Chief Operations Officer

Twenty years marketing & advertising experience
Has worked on leading local and multinational brands across various sectors

Corporate and Agency experience

Personality trait: Optimism
I love to travel and indulge in local cuisines – so many places to see! I am also trying my hand at cooking and baking healthy treats.

2021 word: Gratitude

Kealeboga Jonathan

Group Account Director

Over 25 years experience in advertising, Communications and Event management combined
Worked on leading multinational and local brands across various sectors
Personality trait: Mother
I do not hear the music of the dance when my children cry.
2022 word: Peace

Farwi Ralushayi

Business Development  Manager

Four years sales experience
Two years account management experience
Has worked for Nedbank and Ferrari
Personality trait: Daring
Stubborn yet open minded, introvert and yet outgoing…to sum it up, a pretty hard nut to crack.
Nothing grinds my teeth like small talk
2021 word: Consistency


Vuyelwa Mamashila

Account Manager 

4 years in the advertising industry. From the first day I stepped in an ad agency I knew I had to pursue a career in this industry, seeing the buzz and energy enticed me to be a part of this dynamic industry. I have worked on big brands such as Mondelez and Nestle.

Personality trait: Observant
I’ve always been fascinated by astrological readings and star signs from a young age. When in conversation with new people I tend to ask what their star signs are just to get a feel or an understanding of their presence. I have come to the realisation that people of the same star signs/ rising and moons are more or less similar in traits, behaviour, and in how they do things. Disclaimer- no formal studies/ research was conducted, this is based on my experiences and the people within my circles. LOL!

2021 word: Intentional

Tsholofelo Kotsokwane

Account Manager 

6 years of advertising agency experience

Holds a qualification in Strategic Advertising and Media Practices

Worked on a number of big brands including Nivea, Dettol, Playboy and Playgirl

Personality trait: Approachable

First I drink coffee, then I do the things!!

2021 word: Adapt


Mbali Mavundla

Junior Community Manager 

5 years’ experience in the digital media space, creating content for various digital platforms
with a focus on social media.

Worked on various digital campaigns:

-Standard Bank’s #ItCanBe
-SEDA #Pitch4Funding
-Tshwane University of Technology #SasolSolarChallenge #SunChaser2
-Allan Gray Orbis Foundation #GEW2020
-Nestle Mobile Hatcher 2021

Personality Trait: Colourful Writer. Poems and love letters are underrated

2022 word: Abundance

Ilze Sobeich

Creative Director
Fifteen years advertising experience
Awards: Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Loeries, Creative Circle, Promax Awards
Personality trait: Natural nurturer with a hint of perfectionism.
Coffee fanatic, Anime fanatic and Family Bef*k
2022 word: Embrace

Pakiso Albertus

Production Manager

11 years advertising experience
5 years film and animation experience
Loerie award winning producer
Personality trait: Mother. I believe in taking care of everyone around me and nurturing them. knowing everyone’s business is my business.
2021 word: Prosperity


Kamogelo Ramovha

Head of Social Media

7 years social media experience
4 years of Marketing Management experience.
Has worked for Skeem Saam, Sorbet and AMAZI
Personality trait: Life of the party
Adding a little confetti to everyday.
2021 word: MANIFEST!

Simphiwe Mangole

Graphic Designer / Illustrator

7 Years Advertising Experience
2019 Design Indaba Emerging Creative
News 24 Mandela 100
2016 Loeries Campaign Silver Winner- SANBS Campaign winner
Personality trait: Naturally curious and inventive. I’m a Digital nomad with a dry sense of humour. Mysterious and adventurous. Illustration, technology, music and art
2021 word: Gratitude

Phemelo Segoe

Content Writer

2 Years Advertising Experience (Content)

Author, Wellness Coach & Content Creator as featured on GLAMOUR

Personality trait: I’m a recovering empath.

2021 word: Love

Lethu Zimu

Senior Art Director


11 years above the line advertising experience
I’ve worked on some of South Africa’s favourites brands producing some award-winning work on brands like Toyota, Absa, FNB and Vodacom.
Personality trait: Curious
I love understanding how things work so I have quite a few things that interest me. I’m a major golf fan, woodwork lover and photographer in my spare time.
2021 word: Discover

Bongani Ntombela

Senior Copywriter

13 years advertising experience

I have worked on brands ranging from telecommunications, financial services, FMCG and motor vehicles.

Personality traits: Ambitious and optimistic about the future. Always seeing good over the bad. When I’m not wearing my copywriter hat, I am busy making music.

2021 word: Fearless

Solani Hlayisi

Group Account Director

Ten years advertising experience

I have a mixed bag of experience that includes:

Channel O

Amstel Lager

Johnnie Walker


1st for Women

African Bank

Chivas Regal


Personality trait: Sincerity

2022 word: Freedom

Francois Delport

Creative Director

17 years of advertising experience across a wide range of clients and industries.
Repeated nominee and winner at Creative Circle, Loeries, Pendorings and Clio Sports.
Personality trait: I’m a fixer and maker, always trying to understand how things work.
2021 word: Learn
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