Our Brand & Communications Team

Our Brand & Communications Team

Meet our Brand and Communications team that is responsible for promoting Early Learning and the SmartStart brand partnership in South Africa using a variety of media channels.

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Nomvula Matlare

Nomvula Matlare

Brand and Communications Lead

To even out the playing field 

Viyon Hammond

Viyon Hammond

Brand Marketing Manager

A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. In today’s South Africa, under 5’s are the first step to changing the trajectory of our country’s social and economic success!

Thabo Ramphobole

Communications Manager


Rosinah Manyathi

Rosinah Manyathi

Marketing & Researcb Insights Manager


Network Marketing Manager

Thabitha Dolamo

Thabitha Dolamo

Events Manager

As a mother, I believe that every child need nurturing and an environment that is safe. It is important to me that we always support in learning and developmental of a child accordingly. As parents we are to ensure our children become successful and that they are set for life. LEARNING AND WELL-BEING OF A CHILD MATTERS. Education is the most empowering force in the world, it builds confidence, creates knowledge and breaks down barriers to opportunity.

Zenkosi Cingo

Network Marketing Assistant

Giving every child the power to succeed matters to me because, children from disadvantaged and unrepresented backgrounds get the opportunity to go to school. This is necessary to layer an early learning foundation and building towards a successful life.

Masego Hans

Brand Marketing Coordinator

To increase the ability to express themselves and be involved in decision making and having a fulfilling life

Cydne Oliver

Graphic Design Intern

By empowering children from a young age, we are able to make a positive impact on their lives and their communities.

Tshepo Mfunwana

Marketing Activator

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Linah Ramathesele

Network Communications coordinator

SmartStart has defined a purpose that I wasn’t aware of. The feeling of being connected to something bigger than myself brings so much joy in me.

Rirhandzu Khipa

UX/ UI Design Intern

It means equal opportunity for all. Every child having access to all the resources they will ever need to succeed.