Apart from being CEO of MSG Afrika Investment Holdings, he is Chairman of The Jupiter
Drawing Room, Chairman of The Communications Firm, Non Executive Director of Continental
Outdoor and a Director of LoveLife Trust, Africa’s largest HIV prevention programme.
Until 2009, he was a director of The International Marketing Council of South Africa,
appointed by the President of The Republic of South Africa. Amongst other accolades he is
the recipient of Men’s Health Business Man of the Year Award (2009) and The Financial Mail’s
Top Ten most powerful people in advertising 2006 – 2010. He holds a B.A. degree from the
University of The North, Higher Education Diploma and a Diploma in International Relations
from Bard College (NY).
Bonnke joined The Communications Firm as the CEO in 2008 and his focus was to position the
agency as the leading integrated marketing and communication solutions agency. His diverse
experience gained over the last decade within the marketing and communications world has
seen him work on some of the country’s leading FMCG and telecommunications brands such as
Standard Bank, SABMiller, PepsiCo and Cell C, which have contributed towards his understanding
of brands, consumer perceptions, reputation management and maximisation of the correct communication
channels to convey messages.
Bonnke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University paired
with vast experience in strategic marketing, brand management, reputation management, trade and sales
operation, innovation and new product development. His knowledge of the industry has successfully
positioned TCF as an agency that continuously delivers results beyond client and industry expectations.
He is a valued player at TCF with foresight, dedication and broad experience that he continues to impart
on his team.
Caroline joined The Communications Firm as an Events Account Executive in 2005 to focus and explore
her passion in Events Management. Her innovative thinking and impressive client liaison skills
later saw her being appointed Director of Events Management within a few years of joining the team.
As an Information Technology graduate, Caroline started her career at Anglo American Plc’s Treasury
Department and later moved to Kagiso Trust to work on SMME’s. This is where her passion for events
and public relations was realised – followed by a 3 year PRISA course in Public Relations. Caroline’s
success has seen her produce and stage events locally as well as broadening TCF’s event services beyond
South African borders. She has also managed to secure on behalf of her clients, some of the world’s most
celebrated speakers and celebrities, such as the former USA Vice President Al Gore, the former Mozambique
President Joaquim Chissano, grand master chess player Garry Kasparov, the first female commander of a space
shuttle Eileen Collins and reality television stars Kim and Khloe Kardashian and many more.
Thabelo is a Chartered Accountant who completed her articles with the firm SizweNtsalubaVSP. She was previously Financial Manager and 2IC to the CFO of DHL Express - South Africa, ultimately reporting into the German-based holding company Deutsche Post BVI (DHL International). Thabelo started her corporate career with Amabubesi Investments (Pty) Ltd as the eventual Head of Finance. Amabubesi Investments being an investment holding company with substantial investments across a diversity of industries. It is over these 7 years of commercial experience, that she has gained and consolidated her knowledge and experience of the financial management profession and its various aspects.
Andile, a Chartered Accountant since 2002, is the Chief Financial Officer of MSG Afrika Investment Holdings. Andile has
over 10 years experience in finance, banking and investments. He is also the Chairman of Metropolitan Republic and a
director of Continental Outdoor Media, The Communications Firm and Curious Pictures.
Andile is a member of the Securities Regulation Panel (SRP) and a member of the Financial Services Board’s Directorate
of Market Abuse. He also serves as Vice President of The Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of Southern
Africa (ABASA). He holds a B Com (Accounting) degree and a post graduate Diploma in Accounting from The University of Natal.
Harold has 17 years experience in communication and related industry. He served as Deputy Director-General responsible for media buying, marketing, digital media, publications and research and media monitoring at Government Communication Information Systems. He was also Editor in Chief of “Vuk’uzenzele” South African largest newspaper boosting a print run of 1.7 million copies a year and the monthly magazine, Public Sector Manager.
In 2009, he also served as a Spokesperson for the Ministry of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency. He was voted Sunday Times Newspaper Spokesperson of the Year 2nd runner-up in 2013.
A journalist by profession from Tshwane University of Technology. He also holds an Executive Programme Certificate in Management Advancement Programme and Professional Certificate in Government Communications both the Wits Business School.
Harold joins The Communication Firm (TCF) as a Managing Director, effective 01 November 2016. Mr Maloka is a renowned Communicator and brings with him wealth of experience to the industry supported by a well-experienced and dynamic TCF team.
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