How do you build a strong brand that sets your business apart?

Mzansi Bride is proud to bring you a branding masterclass, facilitated by Thabisa Mkhwanazi, Executive Head of Marketing at DSTV.

Thabisa is an inspiring powerhouse with a wealth of knowledge to share.

Not to be missed by the entrepreneur that wants to propel their brand to new heights!


She began her career at Unilever in 2005, unleashing her love for brands and marketing where she managed global & local brands and was awarded an opportunity to work and live in Manila, Philippines

She left Unilever to join the Marico South Africa business in 2010 as a Marketing Manager and a member of the organisation’s leadership team. Thabisa received recognition for her contribution in significantly growing share on the core brands, making Marico a key contender in the hair care category.

She joined Yum in 2012 on the KFC brand and in 2015 was promoted to the Marketing Director for KFC, SA’s most loved fast food brand and led the brand into new and uncharted territories. Above the esteemed multiple global recognitions she received during this time, she was also South Africa’s most awarded Marketer in 2016

Thabisa was appointed onto the Yum Africa Executive Leadership team in 2017 making her the first black appointment in the company’s 40 year history. She continued to make an impact as a passionate and inspiring business leader.

In 2019 she took the opportunity to join the pioneering Multichoice business as the Executive Head of Marketing; and now leads the of the DSTV brand in South Africa. She is bodily steering this iconic home grown brand into the new era of video entertainment and content creation and consumption.

Thabisa is the founder of Iziqhamo, a brand curation consultancy with the core vision of journeying with homegrown brands to curate, craft, create and cultivate their brand stories to a place of sustainable growth.