Palesa Madumo

Managing Director, African Mavens (Pty) Ltd

Palesa is a writer, communications professional and entreprenuer. She’s worked over ten years in Advertising and Communications for Brand South Africa in London and locally for agency and in the corporate space. These days, she runs her own pastry business called Cupcake Bar and has established a communications and strategy consultation – African Mavens. She writes for some of South Africa’s leading publications and has written a column in The Star newspaper. She is extremely passionate about South Africa and the continent, in particular, in relation to strategy, education, skills development, design, innovation and creativity.