Loyiso Madinga on Restart
– Hosted at Vega
part of a series on Restart
About the speaker
Loyiso Madinga is not only the South Africa Correspondent for the Daily Show with Trevor Noah but, at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal 2018, he recorded his Netflix half hour stand up comedy special. And it all started from humble beginnings. He may have grown up in a South African village but he has quickly risen to being a certified international comic. Having started in 2012 when he spent a week at the Teatro and shared the stage with international acts like Tom Segura, Loyiso’s career was on the fast track. Since then, he travelled the country on Trevor Noah’s Nationwild tour and represented SA at the Montreux Comedy Festival (Switzerland) and Busan Comedy Festival (Korea) and taped his performance at a live LOL recording (produced by Kevin Hart) at the Montreal Comedy Festival (2017). He was also the host of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2018 Goalkeepers awards in New York. His debut one man show, Born Free-ish, was a four night, sold out success, the recording of which was licensed to Mnet. And he’s as comfortable on screen as he is on stage. Loyiso has written and performed on the two-time Emmy finalist satire show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola and also written and performed on the hit sketch show, Bantu Hour. All of this in just six years and he’s just starting. From a small village in the Eastern Cape to world stages, Loyiso is proving to be a tall on the inside.
Vega was formed in 1999 in anticipation of the shift in the global paradigm away from conventional marketing and advertising toward a synchronous cohesion of design, branding and business. With the reconfiguration of traditional platforms and the emergence of new ones, it is the art, craft and science of branding that has become the universal language of the marketplace. Think of brands such as Google, Greenpeace and Apple: brands are far more than letters and logos but powerful cultural forces shaping the world as we know it. Concomitant with this seismic shift in the industry landscape arose an urgent need to educate South Africa’s most talented young minds in preparation for this brave new world. A new school of thought was called for and Vega answered that call. With branding being the DNA of Vega, the school is ideally positioned to meet the rapidly growing needs of industry by supplying students with the conceptual, strategic and practical skill-sets required to rise to the challenge of the future. The World Economic Forum in 2016 revealed the findings of its study entitled The Ten Skills You Need to Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The three skills topping this list are Complex Problem Solving; Critical Thinking and Creativity. These are the cornerstones upon which Vega is built. Vega therefore aims to graduate a new breed of thinker by delivering fully accredited Certificates, Baccalaureates, Honours and Masters programmes in brand leadership; brand management; brand innovation; brand strategy and creative brand communication. An IIE degree is of the exact same standard as one found in any state university or private university.
Digital publishing company Between 10and5 publishes a daily website at 10and5.com (you’re reading it!) that serves as a curated online showcase of the best that the South African creative industry has to offer across a broad range of categories: graphic design, advertising, illustration, art, fashion, film, photography and music. We publish daily stories; written and video interviews with artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs; and original content series – weekly, monthly and annual.
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November is #CMrestart 🔋 It was chosen by CreativeMornings/Cologne, illustrated by Marie Maerz, and is being presented globally by Adobe.
“Restarting is essential. It’s a way to digest experiences, reflect and cultivate self-awareness, and remind ourselves that life is to be enjoyed.”