Our people are your people.

Our business has been structured in a way that allows us to offer our clients a holistic, end-to-end service. There are four key sets of expertise in the organisation.

 

The first of these is strategists and specialist consultants. They are responsible for the plan making. The developers build the technological architecture to host and execute these plans whilst the ideanators develop relevant and engaging content. Coordinating all this activity is our last set of experts, the project management team, who keep their eye on both the clock and the budget.

Meet the leaders of our teams.

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Deon Kruger

Managing Director

As an avid sportsman, accustomed to the stringent discipline achievement in sport demands, Deon Kruger believes that luck comes your way when opportunity meets preparation. It is a maxim he upholds in business too. For more than 20 years, Deon has thrived in the entrepreneurial sector, experiencing the trials and tribulations of business ownership. He cut his teeth as a Key Accounts Manager in the FMCG Industry before obtaining a MAP from WITS Business School to compliment his degree in Fine Arts (Natal). Having worked in both the formal and entrepreneurial sectors, he is able to draw from a good deal of practical experience when coacing new entrepreneurs. He currently owns and manages The human.kind Group and has various interests in technology start-ups.

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Fred Buter

Lead Project Manager

Fred Buter is a seasoned project manager who believes in three simple principles: plan, collaborate and deliver. He has been doing this successfully for various clients since 1997. He graduated from the School of Hard Knocks as a project manager for Vodacom Retail and has since enjoyed career in communication and technology, leading project teams to a sprinting finish. Fred’s passion for people is infectious and his ability to get the most out of them is legendary. One of his big passions in life is mountain bike racing and nowadays the hard knocks he gets come in the form of tumbles down mountain paths.

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Johanni C Jennings

Lead Strategist

Johanni C Jennings is the resident plan maker. Armed with an Honours degree in Marketing Management (RAU/UJ), Johanni has spent the last 15 years honing her skills as a strategic communication specialist, working with some of South Africa’s most renowned brands. A perpetual student of Design Thinking and Social Media Management, she enjoys ambling about both fields almost as much as she does training to become South Africa’s next Master Chef. When she has a minute to spare, she likes to influence young minds through the HKG Internship Programme or by lecturing at Jozi’s outstanding tertiary education institutions on the impact of technology on communication eco-systems.
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Willem Kitshoff

Lead Ideanator

Willem is a talented design maven with a diploma in Visual Communication from the AAA School of Advertising and many awards to prove his considerable skills. At well over 2 meters tall, he is hard to miss, but even more impressive than his unusual height is his uncanny ability to deconstruct complex concepts and give them a visual entity. His talents stretch over a vast creative landscape, ranging from packaging design to TV commercials to animated e-learning modules and more. As a digital designer, his UX expertise are unparalled; artistic finesse blending with navigation and functionality ensuring users are delighted and their exepctations fulfilled. When he isn’t glued to his computer, he wanders Jozi with camera in hand, looking for the next addition to his fabulous photography portfolio.

Get in touch

Let’s get together, and talk about ways in which technology can improve the communication efforts of your brand. Getting hold of us is easy.

T. +27 (0) 10 140 6539

E. welcome@hksa.co.za

A. 1 Wedgewood Link, Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2191, South Africa