Greg has more than 30 years’ experience as a strategic communications advisor, editor, trainer and journalist. This includes two decades of work in Southern and East Africa, where he is a highly regarded proponent of clarity, accountability and transparency. He serves as a global advisor on public financial management communications.
Managing Director: United States
Director: South Africa
Palesa, a founding director of our African business, works on both sides of the Atlantic. She has extensive experience in designing communications strategies. As a sought-after thought leader in South Africa, her work is widely published. She is the managing director of our sister company, Cover2Cover.
US Director: Strategy & Marketing
Director: South Africa
Jane leads our South African head office. With a background in marketing and public relations, Jane has broad strategic communications and client service expertise. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in law and English.
Managing Director: South Africa
Shaista holds a Master’s degree in economics and philosophy from the London School of Economics. Before joining Clarity, she was an economist with the South African Reserve Bank. As a writer and editor, she helps Clarity’s clients develop evidence-based, strategic communications suited to their target audiences.
Director: South Africa
Lara edits, writes and manages projects for a range of African and global clients. She has a decade of experience in communicating complex ideas in plain language. Lara holds an Honours degree in media from the University of Cape Town.
Donald holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Cape Town. He has more than a decade of experience as a lecturer and tutor in Europe and South Africa. As Clarity’s training manager, he has run writing workshops for professionals in government, business and the development sector.
Training manager and editor
Elize is a publisher and editor with extensive experience in leading teams on complex publishing projects from concept to delivery. Before joining the publishing industry, she worked as an English teacher. Elize holds an Honours degree in English from the University of the Western Cape.
Lindsay has extensive experience in project and operations management. As the executive assistant, she is responsible for overseeing administrative tasks and managing operational activities.
Raykie’s roles range from writing and editing to managing projects, with a focus on communications covering environmental and social issues. She holds an Honours degree in environmental management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics from the University of Cape Town.
Nicky is a writer, editor and project manager. She holds an Honours degree in publishing from the University of the Witwatersrand and has worked on diverse materials ranging from educational textbooks to self-published novels.
Juliette has over 20 years of graphic design experience in the private sector. She works closely with clients to find solutions that meet their needs. Her skills range from designing reports, presentations, and brochures, to laying out books and catalogues.
Juliette De Gersigny
Katleho is a proofreader and layout subeditor. A published author, she holds a degree in communication sciences from the University of the Free State. She has also completed a climate change science and negotiations course at the Sustainable Development Goals Academy.
Robyn is a strategic communications consultant with over 20 years of experience across several industries. She creates content for a wide range of formats and holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication science.
Associate project manager
Robyn is an award-winning multidisciplinary designer who's worked for some of the top advertising agencies in Cape Town and London. As a strategic designer, she excels at finding creative solutions for client projects.
Cristal has more than 15 years of experience in design, from major magazines to corporate and public sector reports. Her clear, bold and elegant style ensures an inviting and accessible product.
Senior graphic designer
Maya has provided high-quality writing, editing and proofing services for a wide range of print and online publications over the past decade. She has an Honours degree in historical studies from the University of Cape Town.
Writer and editor
Angela is a writer and editor with 25 years of experience. In addition to working in communications, she shares her love of all things creative by mentoring young fiction writers for a non-profit organisation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Writer and editor
Thomas has edited fiction and non-fiction books, project proposals, reports, academic articles, websites, environmental impact assessments, theses and dissertations and more for over ten years. He takes great pleasure in paring words down to their essence to clearly and precisely communicate their author’s intention.
After studying economics at Rhodes University, Nick started his career as a financial journalist at Business Day. He has since worked for a number of publications, NGOs and companies in Hong Kong, Europe and South Africa. In recent years, Nick has increased his focus on the climate crisis and the energy transition.
Karen has more than 20 years’ experience as a technical editor. She specialises in plain English and is highly regarded for her interpretive skills. Karen also edits fiction. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Syracuse University.
Stef is a researcher, writer, editor, project manager and lecturer who works on climate change communications. Stef holds a Master’s degree in sustainable development and management from Stellenbosch University.
Senior sustainability associate
Carlos brings his writing skills to a range of Clarity projects. Formerly the editor of the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine, he is now the editorial cartoonist for the Mail & Guardian. He writes on politics, sport, culture and business.
Tessa has a strong reporting background in Afrikaans- and English-language publications. She has produced turn-key corporate communications for a range of clients, including in the mining, legal, enterprise development and financial services industries.
Tumi is a marketing communication consultant and project manager who works closely with clients to help establish their brands. She holds a Bachelor's degree in marketing communication, a diploma in art and design, and a certificate in digital marketing from the University of Cape Town.
Marketing communication consultant
Amanda has over 15 years' experience in policy development and an extensive publications record. She has worked with various UN entities, the EU, GIZ and other clients to advance peacebuilding and effective development cooperation in various African countries. Amanda holds a Master's degree in Justice and Transformation from the University of Cape Town
Sandra has 30 years of experience as a writer and editor. She has edited scholarly articles, fiction and non-fiction, and published literary criticism, creative non-fiction and educational material. She has Master’s degrees in English from the University of Cape Town and Oxford University
Charity assists the team with various tasks, including writing, editing, research and translation. She holds a BA in International Comparative Studies from Duke University and will soon begin a Masters program in African Studies at Cambridge University.
Onthatile is an intern and assists the team with the ideation and implementation of creative social media strategies. She holds a Bcom in Strategic Brand Management from Vega.