There is an African proverb that says “if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together “ . This is what inspired us to create associates that have their own expertise and team up to create Khuzeni Associates. We strongly believe together we can be more effective.
Sthembile is the founder and director of Khuzeni. Her experience in communications spans 18 years, with time served in the Marketing & Communication departments of local and international brands.
Khuzeni Associates is a multi-faceted communications consultancy providing a broad range of communication services, primarily to clients in the media, productions and branding sector. It was established in January 2008 with a single account, but the consultancy now services over 10 clients across the continent.
We also provide strategic communication services, including – among others – the development of communications strategies, public positioning, media and public liaison and crisis communication. Khuzeni Associates has a team of talented individuals with extensive experience in all aspects of the communications field. Located in northern Johannesburg, South Africa, Khuzeni Associates has a network of contacts in Lagos, Nairobi and New York, and is able to provide access to international expertise and a global audience.
Khuzeni Associates is committed to the principles of broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) and subscribes to the DTI codes of good practice for BBBEE. Our BEE status has been independently verified by Express Verification Services, and we are classified as Level 3 BEE Contributor. We are a value adding enterprise, and our BEE procurement spend recognition level is 125%.
Khuzeni Associates was formed on the sole purpose to connect, relate, identify, equate and think together with our clients. We are not just another agency, we are the associates.
Many people you think are individual achievers in fact have either a strong spousal partner over many years or a business partner who's either in the background, not given enough publicity or less egocentric. - Michael Eisner
Over the past 3 years Sthe in partnership with Mandla Maseko has led a team of entrepreneurs and visionaries to create and grow brand “Afronaut”, the first black South African due to launch to space in 2016, a real African superhero which hopes to inspire the African youth. Through the “sky is not the limit campaign, Afronaut goes around schools to inspire and motivate young people to reach for their dreams. Sthe holds a BA in Industrial Psychology and currently studying towards her Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Mandla Maseko – The ‘Afronaut’ ( please use his pics under client) Mandla Maseko is the future generation Astronaut, credit to winning the Axe Apollo Space Academy competition that is under the SXC (Space Expedition Corporation). His dream is to do Aeronautical Engineering and qualify as a Mission Specialist. He aspire to be the first African to walk on the Moon and hopefully put the South African flag there. And in the process of doing all of that, He want to inspire and motivate the youth of south Africa and the rest of the continent, and also discover young aspiring future afronauts.
Mandla is among an international team of A.A.S.A space travelers. The A.A.S.A. team includes men and women representing countries around the globe, some of whom will make history as the first from their nations to go to space. Some of these history-making winners include the first Filipino, Thai and New Zealander to go to space. In total, the A.A.S.A. international team represents Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, Slovakia, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, India, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa and China.
Sthe has been instrumental in the creation, management and implementation of one of EY's most significant CSR projects, Next Gen. The strength of the project is multi-tiered from its sustainability; impact on the most vulnerable in our society (young girls); commitment to education and as a driver of economic growth.Michelle Preiss
Sthe is a person passionate about the work she does, has her heart and mind humbly grounded and in the right place and has a high empathetic quotient- all of which are so essential for a person heading a company's ''CSR-Corporate Social Responsibility Division". Her people skills besides her intellectual acumen, make her a very good leader and mentor.Vasudha Mehta
Sthe is passionate about community development. She does not do CSR as career but as a way of life. Her passionate and energy are evident the work she has done in various communities.Ntoshane Isaac Mohlamonyane
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