Mentorship Program

Jan-Louis Coetzee

 Jan-Louis Coetzee

Keep on keeping on, rewards are everywhere, they will come if you have faith in you

Educational Background
Center for Fine Art animation and Design

Career Highlights
Lectures at Vega – Graphic Design, Video Editing and Brand Business and entrepreneur

Kendel Jenna Deeplal

Kendel Jenna Deeplal

The world needs you to live your dream, as no one can sing your song or dance. Your dance quite like you can

Educational Background

  • IT Varsity in 2014
  • Masters Skills Certficate in systems development
  • Mancosa Bcom ITm 2015
  • Keyline Graphics 2015
  • DTP And Web Design
  • Internship at Uniprint 2016 as a dtp operator

Career Highlights
I was picked to design work at one of the largest companies in the Southern Hemisphere to show major food companies in South Africa how to better package their products. I Currently work for Hirt and Carter group

Jared Tromp

Jared Tromp

it’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist 

Educational Background
I studied at the Center for Fine Arts Animation and Design, where I learnt a combination of traditional and technical techniques in fine arts , animation, graphic and web design

Career Highlights
Winning an Award of Excellence in 2016

Reid Paliem

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Educational Background

  • BTech Degree in Graphic Design – DUT
  • Current Reg: Master of Applied Arts Degree – DUT
  • 5 Years Lecturing & Software Tuition at DUT City Campus – Department of Visual Communication Design
  • 8 Years Freelance Design & Photography with self owned CC Pixelate Studios
  • 1 Year Independent Contractual Lecturer at Rosebank College, Durban
  • 1 Year ESL Instructor at EiE English Academy – South Korea
  • 1 Year – Current ESL English Public School Teacher at EPIK Program in South Korea

Career Highlights

  • Re-Branding (Current) of MANCOSA College SA
  • Lecturer in 2 concurrent years of students winning Goldpack SA Packaging (Golden Egg) National Contest & World Packaging Award (Virgina, USA)
Abigale Clayton-Gearing

Abigale Clayton-Gearing

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times. If only one remembers to turn on the light – Albus Dumbledore 

Educational Background
Public administration (bachelors), Digital Marketing (Masters)

Career Highlights
I made a complete career change from public administration (in South Africa) to freelancing as a graphic and web designer/ developer in California, USA in under 5 years. In the last year, I founded a software start-up named The ARIA App (a SaaS Application for freelancers) that’s currently in beta testing, as well as a mobile application named 48 & Below that’s currently in production. More information can be found here

Mohamed Mohamed Sobaih

Mohamed Mohamed Sobaih

I can and I will watch me

Educational Background
P.hD In Animation

Career Highlights
Worldwide winning animation Director, former ToonBoom business developer, MA and P.hD in animation

Sherilyn Moodley

Sherilyn Moodley

The road to hell is paved with good intentions ” – Karl Marx

Educational Background
Centre for Fine Art animation and Design

Saian David

Live each day as your last and ensure that you Aspire to Inspire

Educational Background
Went to Centenary Secondary School where I Matriculated in 2012, the year 2013 Joined Cfad and graduated in the year 2016 with the student of the year award.

Career Highlights

  • 2016 – worked with Dr. Riaad Moosa as a designer
  • 2017 – freelance Animator for Essence Festival
  • 2017 – became an Animation, Graphic Design Lecturer
  • 2018 – worked with the company Motala Perfumes as a graphic designer
  • 2018 – joined the company mass discounters as a dtp operator and team leader
Xoliswa Nongcebo Shandu

Xoliswa Nongcebo Shandu

Don’t lose!

Educational Background
IT Varsity Graduate (2015)

Career Highlights
Getting to learn something new every week is the ultimate achievement

Danny Moodliar

Danny Moodliar

Character is formed through a thousand stumbles   – Swami Vivekananda

Career Highlights

  • New Faces program for the eThekwini Municipality – Training of 20 youngsters on grooming, deportment, nutrition, exercises and modelling
  • Owner of the: Mr Earth; Mr India South Africa; Africa Fashion Week – International
  • Mentorship and grooming since the 90’s
  • Awarded global ambassador for the city of Durban. This is an initiative by the city if Durban and the Durban Chamber
Ntokozo Lungile Mhlongo

Ntokozo Lungile Mhlongo

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love for what you are doing – Pele 

Educational Background
SAP Certified Associate -SAP Business objects Access Control 10.0, certified Business Analyst, ND Information Technology: Communication Networks with programming

Career Highlights
IT varsity lecturer (2 years), Moulding and adding value to my students chosen career path is what gave me pleasure, through all the hard work and research that was necessary in order to successfully conduct my lectures