NEWS30 May 2022

InSites Consulting expands Johannesburg office

Middle East and Africa News People

SOUTH AFRICA – Market research agency InSites Consulting South Africa has appointed seven members of staff to its Johannesburg office, including three senior members of staff.

Simone Kakana, Danie Botha and Heike Viviers

Simone Kakana (pictured left) and Heike Viviers (pictured right) have both been named research directors.

Viviers previously worked for InSites Consulting South Africa – formerly called Columinate – until three years ago and has most recently worked in financial services and telecommunications research at Ask Afrika.

Kakana has had prior roles as brand insights specialist at South African Breweries and consumer insights manager at Heineken.

Danie Botha (pictured centre) has also joined InSites Consulting South Africa as business development manager.

Before joining InSites Consulting, Botha was commercial manager at BMi Research and head of research and insights at Retail Engage.

Also joining the agency in Johannesburg are senior research consultants Zanele Coka and Luzelle van Niekerk, and Research Consultants Lauren Govender and Sasha Maharaj.

Coka comes from ProQuo AI, van Niekerk joins from Consulta, while Govender and Maharaj have both previously worked at Ask Afrika and Ipsos South Africa.

Elna Pretorius, acting managing director at InSites Consulting South Africa, said: “We’ve welcomed a number of highly talented consultants to the Johannesburg office recently, to match and maintain our continued growth trajectory.

“Specifically, we’re bringing qualitative experts into the business as we believe that hybrid insight communities can help brands in South Africa to build a sustainable future.”