CCC enlists the support of two Cape Town companies


The Cape Cultural Collective is proud to announce that we have established partnerships with two companies that will support us with fundraising as well as networking and communication.

Donny Jurgens Development Services is spearheading an initiative aimed at making the CCC self-sustainable within a year. This will primarily happen through the expansion of the Circle of Culture platform to way beyond its current contributor base of 40 people. More information on the Circle of Culture appears on our website and FB page.

Donny Jurgens is an activist and development worker who has worked extensively in the areas of sports and community development. He has worked variously as a teacher, a senior sports administrator and as a community outreach officer. In preparation for the 2010 World Cup, he and his team trained about 120 young leaders from across Cape Town in various aspects including personal goal setting, event management, leisure and recreation. He has also worked in leadership positions in various tiers of government. More information can be found on his website

The strategic communication and network building will take place under the direction of Hewers Communications, a company run by Neeran Naidoo.

Neeran has a Masters degree in Communications from the University of Leicester, UK. He has experience working in the public, NGO and private sectors. He spent 8 years at Woolworths as group corporate communications manager. More recently, Neeran was Director of Communications at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Neeran cut his teeth in media at South newspaper in the turbulent 1980s. He also worked in parliament in a communications capacity in the Speakers office and at the Centre for Conflict Resolution at UCT. He is the convenor of the media programme at Cornerstone Institute. Neeran was recently appointed to the Board of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation. He is currently CEO of Hewers, the only dedicated crisis communication and issues management consultancy in South Africa. Neeran is author of ‘Crisis Tales’ a book of crisis case studies to be published by Jacana. He loves the media with all its pitfalls, personalities and pit-bulls.
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