The Game - Wandile Msomi
May 4, 8:30am - 10:00am SAST. Hosted at Vega
part of a series on Game
About the speaker
My Name Is Wandile Msomi, I was born in India, to two great South African parents. Grow up in Durban, and moved to Johannesburg for 23 years. Now I am back in Durban, running my skateboarding distribution and assisting my family with a clothing factory. Enjoying life and riding my bicycle.
“TREAT was born out of my passion for spreading smiles across the country. I learned a long time ago that a smile is the universal language of happiness. It can change the world. Today TREAT makes sure that nothing in the world can change your smile. What makes me smile? The fact that I have created a brand that will stand the test of time because a smile never goes out of fashion. So indulge in a delicious TREAT and share your smile with the nation.” - Lerato Mpobane.
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.
Tranquini, the naturally calming soft drink, wants the world to relax and be positive so that more good can happen for all of us.
We are a Bakery and Coffee shop on Conrad drive, Blairgowrie, that specialise in Novelty cakes, from birthday to wedding and the just because you want something a bit more special. We also have a wide range of sweet and savory treats, available daily or to order. All our products are baked preservative and additive free, using Stone ground flour from our family Mill - Champagne Valley Stonemill- in KwaZulu Natal. In our bakery, we craft our products the old fashioned way; love, joy and with passion.
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.
Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is an internationally recognised South African development agency with a suite of integrated programmes implemented nationally and internationally. BASA encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, securing the future development of the arts sector in South Africa and contributing to corporate success through Shared Value. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the business sector as a public/private partnership.
April’s theme is GAME 🏓
“The same energy that we spend chasing rewards and likes can be refocused to loving our craft and shipping our best work. Keep your eyes on the journey, not the prize.”
This month’s global exploration of Game by Creative Mornings/ Liège and illustrated by Jeff the Peff! Thank you to our global partner MailChimp for being our presenting partner for April.