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Meet the new director: Jan-Bart Gewald

Jan-Bart Gewald (1963) is the new director of the African Studies Centre Leiden. He was born in the Netherlands but was raised in Zimbabwe, Congo, Botswana and Namibia. He did a BA in African Political Studies and African History at Rhodes University (South Africa), he did his MA in History at Leiden University and his PhD at Leiden University under the supervision of Prof. Henk Wesseling and Prof. Robert Ross.

Alistair Mokoena takes over the reigns at Ogilvy SA

A trained lawyer and an experienced chartered marketer, Ogilvy SA chairman Moss Mashishi says Mokoena brings to the agency a “deep passion for client-centricity”.His illustrious career includes a stint at SAB, Unilever, Tiger Brands, Mondelez and Absa, where he was head of marketing for the Retail & Business Bank, among others.

Brendan Peel (2013)

Former Rhodes University journalism student Brendon Peel is now a fulltime “magician mentalist” after he honed his skills at seven successive National Arts Festivals. Those skills resulted in a mind blowing show at the Alexander Bar, which is one of the many venues for the Cape Town Fringe Festival

Stacey Brewer (2003)

Stacey Brewer, SPARK’s Co-Founder and CEO is a true innovator who has actively disrupted the norm. Dedicated to making a difference and solving South Africa’s education challenges, Stacey launched the SPARK school network in 2012 and has been intricately involved in its evolution and growth ever since.

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