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Who We Are

JT Comms

JT Communication Solutions, known as “JT Comms” is a 21st-century media agency proudly rooted in Africa, with global reach. An on-the-pulse, 100% black-owned media, events, publicity and communications hub. The agency was founded in 2004 and boasts an impressive track record and prolific client base that spans the public, private, NGO and academic sectors.

JT Comms are experienced storytellers in the global village - through close client liaison and innovative use of targeted messaging. Through facilitating Africa-wide consultation and ‘FIXER’ services in crisis situations, we are trusted with Reputation Management and as the preferred mouthpiece of Celebrities, seasoned Jazz & Pop musicians alike.

Strong testimony to the high-impact delivery that is the trusted JT Comms brand.

 

JT Communications holds the distinction of recording the highest attendance figure for cultural gatherings.

 

 

Consulting Team

As advocates of transformation and change, JT Comms strives to offer our clients expertise in diverse subject matter and business operation solutions in the publicity, media, communication sectors.

We engage intelligence and skill and have a team of prolific writers, contributors and content producers across the globe to support the expertise we need on projects. This employment solution allows us to adhere to principles of transparency in all our dealings with clients.  As a core value proposition, job creation for content producers is a line function and one we strive to grow with each project we undertake.

Our Vision

 

To continue developing relevant, digitally convergent, 360-degree communication solutions that promote the high engagement, multimedia experience our clients deserve.

 

As an SMME, the agency is committed to empowering a broad base of small businesses and sole traders to stimulate entrepreneurship and excellence in the communications and media sector.

We are also the recipient of the SEDA Technology Grant 2014. This financial emdorsement is only shared with South African businesses who demonstrate commercial mileage and value-add through their product offering. JT Comms is a recognized trailblazer in Media Intelligence; as Content& Communication Specialists and Brand Positioning.

JT Comms clients continue to receive a measurable return on investment(ROI) and satisfying delivery.

Vanessa Perumal
Vanessa Perumal
Managing Director

Imbokodo Winner 2014 – Women in Art and Media, Partner of the Festival au Désert, Managing Director of JT Communication Solutions and Architect of the African Media Resource Centre

Vanessa Perumal is an innovator, digital disruptor, African, a social entrepreneur, connector, lobbyist, human rights activist and media strategist. She is a mother who loves cooking with a desire to share original #AfricanNarratives. She is both a passionate African and a global citizen with a penchant for travel and exploring new cultures and experiences. She is a savvy #PublicityConnector who uses digital to disrupt and transform.

Vanessa started her career as a journalist who then branched off into publicity and media strategy. It would be apt to label Vanessa a “Publicity Guru”. Always outspoken, she’s in search of creating a future that sees social cohesion support development, end poverty and bring world peace. She is determined to change the #AfricanNarrative, because a thriving music economy does pay the bills, allows for creative genius and offers the world balance, unity, harmony and peace.

She is a lover of music and business on a mission to untap creative economies and actively shift markets to create wealth and build on platforms that influence #EntrepreneurConnect

Dees Harilal
Dees Harilal
Operations and IT Director

Change agent and digital disruptor, Dees Harilal uses his technological skills to create solutions that mobilise audiences.

Dees is a development specialist driven by a passion to empower people through shared knowledge and skills. He brings to the team the ability to use his understanding of data analysis to create innovative and unique solutions that enable information sharing through social cohesion.

Isabel Tapfumaneyi
Isabel Tapfumaneyi
Marketing and Events Manager

Isabel hails from Zimbabwe and is a marketing graduate who heads the Marketing portfolio for JT Comms. She is also a strategist and part of our senior management team. Isabel's value add is her ability to network and create new markets, develop business solutions and support the operations in scaling to new business markets. She is a lover of all things Pan African and has a global reach in her innovation to create new markets

Taynita Harilal
Taynita Harilal
Part-time Employee and Student

Taynita is currently a student at Wits University and works part time for JT Comms. Taynita supports the digital media activations, is our resident photographer and assists with events. Taynita is firmly grounded in media and marketing and about to start our JT Comms visual platforms creating Youth Dialogues and cooking experiences. She is a Lead SA recipient, recognised by Mzanzi Insider as Newsmaker, A Yo TV award recipient and championed a dynamic civil society project to support Dolly Rathebe's legacy

Anne Rodrigues
Anne Rodrigues
Marketing Support

Anne heads a new division in digital media. Kenyan born Anne has a background in electronic media studies. Anne brings a wealth of experience in radio and TV broadcasting and is currently part of the team innovating the Digital Platforms for JT Comms. Anne is a mom of two boys and while PR is a new portfolio for her she already has her foot firmly on the ground and loves all things media

Irisha Luhanga
Irisha Luhanga
Business Development Consultant

BA Hons Degree, BTech Degree, ND HR Diploma
NLP™ Practitioner, GIBS MDP
Since graduating, Irisha Luhanga has climbed the human resources ladder with an exceptional career with the country's foremost financial and insurance institutions. A creative and dynamic executive, Irisha has developed a reputation for mentoring junior colleagues and championing cultural understanding. Not interested in notoriety, she embodies integrity and innovation. A frequent participant in pledge-generating opportunities, she serves charitable causes and the greater good.
As a HR executive, she has led domestic and international recruitment campaigns at the graduate, technical and experienced levels in the UK and South Africa. She continually aims to raise the bar in the local executive placement industry and is considered a formidable broker of top talent. Her long career as a well-regarded, accomplished placement specialist for multinational firms and her exceptional combination of strategic and tactical intelligence has positioned her to assist global companies with talent searches and strategically connecting businesses.

Mathapelo Maliehe
Mathapelo Maliehe
Graphic Designer

Mathepelo heads the graphic design unit at JTComms and is the vital Ideas person linking content to relevance in diverse platforms. She is a graphic design graduate from Vaal University of Technology and brings a dynamic flair of exciting innovation. In the short time Mathepelo has joined JT Comms her work is already receiving high praise. She is a critical thinker and poised to develop business solutions

Terrence Sima
Terrence Sima
Student and Sound Engineering Intern

Terrence is currently a student studying Sound Engineering at SABC studios. He supports JT Comms social media platforms and is a part time worker assisting with our eventing solutions. He is passionate about sound engineering and is confident about making it his career.

Notable Benchmarks

Arts Alive
2009 -2011
Recipient of the SEDA Technology Grant
2014
Midem
2008, 2010
Publicist for the World Cup Gateway International Media Centre
2010

What People Are Saying

One day I will bring a pregnant cow with its first born calf to JT Communications....Your work is a gift that brings the best out of God's people....Thank you Vanessa....Keep on keeping....

Jessica Mbangeni IMBONGI, PRAISE SINGER & POET

Creative, innovative, imaginative befitting the media and arts in our society.

Prof Tawana Kupe DEAN OF HUMANITIES, WITS UNIVERSITY

You guys have been a home, a safe place for me in a cut throat business. Thank you for your frank honesty, your generosity and your loyalty. You are a light for our industry and now you will be one for the whole continent

Lebo Mashile

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