History and Achievements

The Social Mix team has been consulting on and managed  Events, Marketing, Communications, Brand Building, Community Relations and Research, Stakeholder Engagement, Development Projects, City Renewal and Corporate Social Investment since 1997.

We have worked with a wide variety of clients local and abroad,  across diverse industries, including Corporate, Automotive, Energy & Mining, Engineering, Entertainment and Media, Government and Public Services, Healthcare, Education, Industrial, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Public Sector, and Telecommunications, FMCG.

Some of our favorite success stories include:

  • The establishment and management of Pretoria’s first successful inner-city market, MARKET@THESHEDS, driving economic development, entrepreneurial growth and the advancement of art and culture, city rejuvenation, city brand building and social cohesion. 700+ arts, crafts, design, fashion, food traders on the database. More than 200 performers and musicians were showcased since 2014. It has recently been voted the #1 Fun Thing to do in the Capital.
  • Hosting the Official Word Choir Games Village – 2018
  • SA Tourism – ETAS Digital Tourism Conference – 2015 – 012central
  • AZA South African Architectural Conference – SA Institute for Architecture – 2018
  • UN Population Fund (UNFPA) – She Decides International Conference –– 2018
  • Danish Embassy – Global Citizenship Pre-Launch event – 2018
  • Fete De La Musique, International yearly Music Festival in Sunnyside, 2015 – 2018
  • World Bank Urban Forum Conference – 012central – 2017
  • Capital Arts Feast – Fundraiser, 2013 – 012central
  • World Underwater Hockey Championships in SA, 2008 & 2016
  • Decadence Ball – Capitol Theatre – 2009
  • OPEN MIC CONVERSATIONS – monthly mini-conference providing a platform for public-private community conversation and collaboration in aid of Pretoria Inner City rejuvenation
  • Stakeholder Communication and development – CAPITAL COLLECTIVE NPC
  • MANDELA DAY CITY CLEAN UP Campaign, Pretoria Walkerspruit – 2016
  • MUSIC IN THE PARK, Pretoria Zoo & Freedom Park, 2015
  • Best of the Sheds Music Festival – Pioneer Museum, 2018
  • PUBLIC ART, Women’s Commemoration Wall, Pretoria CBD – GAUTENG PROVINCE Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation
  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION – Chapter Management, SA Regional Board Membership, Brand Management, Conferencing, Member Communication, Professional Development
  • SASOL – Strategy development, Change Communication Campaigns, Media Production, Events, Recognition Systems, Newsletters, Communication Training, Skills Development, Video Production etc.  
  • CITYPROPERTY – City Rejuvenation Stakeholder Research 
  • MULTICHOICE – Strategic Communication Campaigns, print and media production, industrial theatre, intranet, Employee Report – finalist for SA Publications Board Awards
  • POST OFFICE – International Award-winning campaign addressing internal focus areas
  • UNITED NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME – Conceptualization, content development, design and production of the Africa Report 2012, using Infographics as the main focus of the publication
  • INNOVATION FUND – Marketing Material development and production
  • DEPARTMENT TRADE AND INDUSTRY – Communications Department’s Skills Audit and part of restructuring team
  • CITY OF TSHWANE – Development of project proposals and plans for various rejuvenation projects in the Capital.
  • TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY – Brand Design and Development of Application Guidelines
  • GAUTENG PROVINCE – Community Arts Project development and management
  • NORTH WEST UNIVERSITY – Communication Strategy development, Communication Research across various campuses, Communication Channel Development Plan, Development of Policies and Procedures, Crisis Communication Plan, coaching and mentoring, Brand Consulting.
  • SEP SERFONTEIN CONSULTING GROUP & OIM CONSULTING GROUP – Development of Communication Campaigns and Structures supporting Organizational Change programs
  • CLOVER – Internal Brand Building Campaign
  • QUEST CONFERENCE CENTRE – Brand Development and Management training, Design and Media Production
  • GCIS (GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SERVICES) – Development of the Multimedia version of SA Yearbook 2009, 2011, 2012
  • Department of Social Development – Conceptualization, content development and production of a training toolkit for caregivers countrywide including interactive video, multimedia and printed material
  • NEPAD – Development of Various Publications, a.o the CDSF Development Framework. Intranet consultation and conceptualization, Media Production
  • AQUARIUS PLATINUM SA – Communication Strategy and Plan to internalize the new company strategy at all levels, Media Production and Events
  • PRESIDENTIAL INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL – Multimedia Presentation
  • DELOITTE & TOUCHE – Newsletter content development
  • FIRST NATIONAL BANK – Call Centre communication products
  • SA NATIONAL ENERGY ASSOCIATION – Stakeholder Engagement Strategy Development, Brand Building, Events and Media Production
  • NATREF – Vision and Strategy Communication Campaign
  • GENFOOD – Promotional Material
  • SEDA – SMME Publication and marketing material
  • HERMAN VAN VEEN (INTERNATIONAL ARTIST) – Publicity and media liaison
  • Willem Britz – An Extravagant Affair (50th Celebration) – Capitol Theatre
  • SABC | MNET | UMKHOMBE TV PRODUCTIONS | AFRODIZZIAC – Producing, directing and managing various productions.
  • Tiger Brands – Launch of 4 of there top brands and products in 16 African countries, 2001 – 2004.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS & AWARDS

  • World Mail Award 2003 – Best campaign internationally, category: security (SA Post Office)
  • South African Publications Board Finalist: Employee Report, Multichoice
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) – Awarded Best International Chapter Performance & Volunteer of the Year 2007