Friday, 1 December 2017

Upcoming events in 2018: Asterisk Community Conference and DevConf

Asterisk Community Conference Africa 2018
Planning is underway for the Asterisk Community Conference Africa, happening in March 2018. This will be a collaborative and interactive two-day event. The event is all about software development, voice over IP, and unified communications, bringing together the top experts and presenting cutting edge developments in the industry.

DevConf 2018

After the outstanding success of the 2017 event (which was managed by Fizz Marketing), we are proud to be organizing the 2018 edition of DevConf. There will be two events in South Africa in March 2018: Johannesburg on the 27th and Cape Town on the 29th. The day-long events will be bringing together expert speakers in the software development industry. Attendees will enjoy some incredible talks and a chance to mingle with the development community. The events will be inspiring and entertaining and we are proud to be the organizers behind them.

DevConf 2017

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Fizz Marketing donates Santa Shoeboxes to Mother Touch Academy

Fizz Marketing donated Santa Shoeboxes to Mother Touch Academy, a non-profit preschool for the community of Diepsloot.

We received a letter of thanks from the academy: "The children all loved the boxes and were very excited yesterday when we handed them out.
Please pass on our thanks to all at Fizz Marketing and thank you for your support of our school during 2017."

We are so proud to support this amazing school and are amazed by the incredible work they are doing there. 

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Featured speaker: Justice Malala

Justice Malala is a political commentator, TV host, newspaper columnist and an award-winning journalist. He writes for The Financial Mail, The Times and is the political analyst for eNews and and eTV.

Not only does Justice write for local publications but he has been published internationally too. His work has been in The Wall Street Journal, The Telegraph, The Independent, Forbes and the Toronto Globe and Mail.

His talks have been delivered to companies like JP Morgan, Liberty, Old Mutual, Investec, Nedbank and much more. His talks are all about South Africa's political climate and where things are headed. He is a fascinating person with years of success in journalism and political commentary. He hosts a weekly show called The Justice Factor on eNCA.

If you would like to book Justice Malala for your next event, contact us at Fizz Marketing here.

Featured venue: The Kramerville Bakery

This charming venue is in an unexpected space - above a plumbing yard. It's a restaurant, a bakery, a supper club and a private venue for hire. They even host bake sales. A truly unique space in Sandton, Johannesburg!

The restaurant is owned by a husband and wife team, Eloise and Alex Windebank. Alex is a chef (from the Michelin-starred The Sportsman in the UK). Eloise runs the front of house and her knowledge of cocktails is so extensive that her recipes have been published.

This venue is perfect for up to 30 people for an intimate and special lunch, dinner or party. If you would like to hire this venue, contact Fizz Marketing here.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Announcement: Fizz Marketing officially a B-BBEE Level 2 company

Fizz Marketing empowers long standing staff and transforms to majority black shareholding

Fizz Marketing, specialists in tailored event management services, has signed an empowerment deal that sees its black shareholding increase to 50.2%, and is officially a B-BBEE Level 2 company.
Fizz Marketing, a wholly female-owned entity, has cemented its ongoing empowerment efforts with a deal making long-standing employee Thabile Mdletshe a 25.1% shareholder in the company, and further established a broad-based black trust (Fizz Imbizo Trust) an employment equity scheme established to allocate a further 25.1% of shares to staff.

“Empowerment is at the heart of the Fizz Marketing company culture,” says founder and Director Celeste Whitaker. “Thabile Mdletshe, who has been within the company for over ten years, has established her value as a true partner in the business, and we agreed that the time had come to formalise our long-standing partnership.”  

“Through the skills transfer and experience I have gained in my journey with Fizz Marketing to date, I am now well positioned to help lead the company into the next decade of growth,” says Mdletshe.
Fizz Marketing’s empowerment programme has long ensured mentorship and training for the women within the business. Regular accredited business and leadership courses are provided for all staff, with a bursary awarded for a key staff member’s BCom studies and a new internship programme launched for young graduates. 

“Fizz Marketing is also a member of the WEConnect global organisation of women-owned businesses and is part of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) Academy, through which our entire team participates in regular online courses to gain CPD points and ensure that we are up to date on latest industry trends and developments,” says Whitaker.
Fizz Marketing’s focus on empowerment extends to enterprise development with a focus on women’s empowerment and its ongoing CSI programme supporting the Mother Touch Academy educational play centre in Diepsloot.

The Fizz Marketing team has grown over the past 17 years to expertly manage corporate occasions for both large and small companies, including Microsoft, The Institute of Information Technology Professionals (IITPSA) Axiz, Bank of Athens, Business Connexion, Check Point, Dimension Data, FinMark Trust, GIZ, Global Micro, Mimecast, SAP, The Attachmate Group and World Wide Worx amongst others. For further information visit

Friday, 22 September 2017

Empire venue launch - 21 September 2017

The Fizz ladies attended the launch of the new Empire venue in Parktown. This venue is a multi-purpose space, and is super versatile.

The venue is open plan with three unique spaces, affording the user the freedom to create custom events, exactly to their specifications. It is fully equipped and serviced and is located right at the foot of the city. It's the best of both worlds: noiseless, away from the hustle and bustle, but conveniently located right near the heart of Johannesburg.

The open rooftop allows for glorious views of the sunset, whilst the ballroom, with its super-high ceilings, is a versatile space that can be custom-fitted for whatever event you desire. There is also a welcome bar, opulent and perfect for VIPs.

Check out some photos below:

For more info about this venue and to book your next event here, contact us.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Events: DevOps Donovan Brown events at Microsoft

On the 22nd and 23rd of August 2017, Thabile and Ntokozo were on-site for the DevOps Donovan Brown events at Microsoft. You can check out the photos from the events below: