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Our outstanding alumni are proof of our commitment to creating logical business thinkers who understand human behaviour and use the magic of creative thinking to grow successful organisations.

“It's safe to say Red & Yellow changed my life. After completing a very academically-focused University qualification in an environment that didn't inspire creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation; I then found this at Red & Yellow. The exposure to this, and the inner workings of industry, is still a major influence in what I do everyday. The quality of educators and content prepared gave me a head start for, and thorough understanding of, business.“ - Veli Ngubane, Founding Partner & Creative Director

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THE ALUMNI COMMUNITY

Our Alumni continue to inspire (as guest lecturers), inform (course content that is relevant), and support (with industry-related wisdom and access to networks).

The bigger Red & Yellow community comprises lecturers, students, support teams, corporate executives, online students … and everyone who has been a part of our journey. We’re big on ‘family’, and what we believe it stands for - sticking together and supporting each other with brutal honesty and nurturing support, throughout life’s happy moments and painful lows. Because we’re all connected to something bigger.

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Chris Gotz

Graduated: 1994

'Wow' factor: ‘Arguably SA advertising’s most talented and influential creative leader’.

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Chris credits the school for inspiring him, and giving him excellent grounding. After many leadership positions at Ogilvy worldwide, he’s now a shareholder at a smaller agency. Financial Mail rated him ‘Arguably SA advertising’s most talented and influential creative leader’.

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Veli Ngubane

Graduated: 2007

'Wow' factor: Co-founder of SA’s biggest black-owned integrated marketing agency.

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One of Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Youth of 2017, Veli credits Red & Yellow for shaping his conviction that real magic happens when business and creativity come together. AVATAR is SA’s biggest black-owned integrated marketing agency and works on some iconic South African brands.

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Jason Harrison

Graduated: 2001

'Wow' factor: Co-founder of one of SA's most successful indie agencies

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We inspired Jason to believe passionately in the power of changing the world for the better. After impressive overseas success, he returned to SA as co-founder of M&C Saatchi Abel - one of SA’s fastest growing and most successful marketing communications startups.

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Kamini Pather

Graduated: 2007

'Wow' factor: Winner of SA Masterchef

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Red & Yellow taught Kamini not only to communicate effectively, but how to get what she wants out of business. She’s used this to build a successful career as a serial freelancer in radio, blogging, writing, reviewing, cooking, shooting her own TV series and waymore.

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Conn Bertish

Graduated: 1999

'Wow' factor: Cancer-fighting author, speaker and change-agent

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As Creative Director on huge global brands at a range of top advertising agencies, he’s won all major industry awards.

Now that same fearless creativity drives his NPO - producing tools and content to help others survive cancer.

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Moe Kekana

Graduated: 2010

'Wow' factor: Respected illustrator and industry-shaper

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Despite having no idea what to study, or what the role entails, Moe’s internship as Art Director at King James - one of SA’s largest independent agencies - led to them snapping him up the instant he graduated. He’s also made a name as a respected illustrator.

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David Moffat

Graduated: 1999

'Wow' factor: Founder, and shaper, of leading digital agency

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As founder and Group Managing Director, David guided Hellocomputer into an imaginative and outcomes-based digital agency that consistently ranks amongst South Africa’s leaders, in both creative and performance-orientated awards. HelloComputer was acquired by IPG and is now part of the FCB Group of Companies.

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Daniel Beatty

Graduated: 2002

'Wow' factor: Manages €25M portfolio for Red Bull, Greater China

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Daniel’s strong track record in marketing leadership, strategic planning, business setup, team development, digital expertise and growth delivery has led to a career that spans senior management positions in creative, media and FMCG industries across Asia and Africa.

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SANDILE MKHASIBE

Graduated: 1996

'Wow' factor: Co-founded bootcamps for brands

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After graduating, Sandile spent 18 years at some of South Africa’s top agencies, along with a stint at MTV Africa. He then went on to co-found The Garage Communications, where as creative director, he now “services, repairs and fine-tunes brands back into shape”.

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Nikki Greenwall

Graduated: 1998

'Wow' factor: Owns an incredibly successful production company

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Nikki launched Greenwall Productions in 2009 - after working at various ad agencies while pursuing a part-time acting career; then writing, producing and anchoring for full-time TV.

She’s interviewed global entertainers; produced a documentary series; and contributed to several well-known publications.

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SIBUSISO SITOLE

Graduated: 2004

'Wow' factor: Co-founder of a 100% black-owned agency with leading clients

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After graduating, Sibusiso worked at various key agencies until - as Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather - the entrepreneurial urge became too strong. Resulting in him and a partner starting an agency, with KFC as its launch client.

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Faheem Chaudhry

Graduated: 2011

'Wow' factor: Understanding people to create meaningful change

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After studying politics, Faheem came to Red & Yellow. And was blown away by the power of brand strategy and creative thinking. Influencing an enviable business savvy that’s led to a remarkable career as political campaigner, socio-economic activist and current role as Senior Strategist in London.