I am my own brand | Lerato Litheko #ProudProfile

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Back in high school I had no idea what I wanted to do, probably because I felt that my school made me feel That I had to excel in either maths or science. Nothing else was exposed to us with as much emphasis. I considered being a lawyer (like my dad) or maybe a social worker because my mom is a nurse. I’m from Thaba Nchu and went to school in Bloemfontein so my exposure to the world was limited and I still needed to figure out what I wanted to do with my life.

It became my mission to expose myself to anything and everything and always learn at every opportunity. I wanted to experience everything life had to offer. I’m Taurian, so ‘life’ is always a fun-filled mission.

After high school I attended to Damelin for year and studied Business management and a computer skills course. I wanted to go to Cape Town but my parents didn’t think had a valid reason to leave Bloemfontein. I chose to ignore my family and went to Cape Town to study a fashion design course, 2 weeks before it began. I finished my 3-year course and received my diploma proving I could achieve whatever I put my mind to. When I want something or to go somewhere, I always make a plan.

I still had not lost the need to explore and knew that there was always more to see and discover, so Jo’burg was my next stop. I had planned on coming to work in the fashion industry but I couldn’t find a job that would allow me to move there. I wanted this, so I made a plan and packed up, one suitcase and missioned!

Upon my arrival in Jo’burg, in 2008, I couldn’t find a full-time job so I waitressed at a restaurant in Newtown called Sophiatown.‘ I was quickly promoted to management. My work experience now covers managing a restaurant, working with Jo’burgs top fashion designers, the film industry and managing live events for multinational brands and artists.

I will never stop pushing myself and exploring my capabilities. I may not be a large corporation but I am my own brand and I’m excited to keep travelling – never knowing what I will come across or who will come across me!




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A late bloomer digital native with a passion for education. | Ryan Sauer #Proudprofile

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Ryan Sauer loves to be the center of attention, its half the reason he loves lecturing so much. Ryan is called “Sourz” by his close friends from the late 90’s and “Ryan” by everyone else that met him post Y2K.

The strange thing is Ryan grew up with little to no technology in his life, his parents were so slow on the digital revolution that Ryan went from Betamax to DVD, never knowing the true joy of VHS.

So how does a boy born technologically challenged, grown into a man worthy of lecturing Marketing masters students at Wits Business School? Beats us.

Ryan loves digital marketing like fat kids like candy.

In 2009 he decided at the age of 22 with his vast expanse of wisdom in industrial psychology and HR management to open a digital consulting agency in JHB (bright idea) and has grown his operation from 2 clients barely spending enough to buy a bag of chappies, to over 74 clients spending just enough to buy 2 bags of chappies.

Ryan’s agency specializes in customized digital solutions that generate results for their clients with a measurable ROI.

Some of the services Ryan offers include:

  • Website design and development (baai Mooi!)
  • Search Engine optimisation
  • Paid advertising
  • Social media management and campaigns
  • Email marketing
  • Customer retention management software
  • Powerful reporting tools

We also specialize in:

  • Audits
  • Research studies
  • Consulting
  • Training
  • Pure reporting


So if you need an agency that is small, agile and has moderately attractive people you don’t mind meeting with, give us a shout.




Email :

3rd floor 5 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Twitter @searchoc

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Let’s recap. #EverythingIn1 #iPadAir2

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Last week I was challenged to use the new iPad Air 2 for everything I would normally use my iPhone and laptop for; from Microsoft Excel to Instagram with the exception of making calls.  The thought of relying solely on the iPad Air 2 was more challenging than it really was.  Editing my spreadsheets was a breeze and syncing them with Dropbox was seamless.  This process has inspired me to back up my work more regularly.
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Some of the features I love are as follows:

  • Size:  The iPad Air 2 is super thin; it weighs under 500 grams which is great for taking to meetings as well as watching videos.
  • Display:  The Retina display is far superior to the previous iPad 1.  It uses more contrasting colours and has almost no reflective display.
  • Battery:  The battery lasts up to 10 hours, which keeps me from having to plug it in at awkward times.

Features I miss:

  • Whatsapp isn’t there.  This week without the use of my phone made me realise just how much I use this app.
  • The Silent button isn’t there; I was unable to ‘silence’ my iPad Air 2 as the button is no longer on the device.  This comes in handy during meetings especially.


In summary, I won’t be getting rid of my Macbook Air any time soon as it simply has all the features that I use on a daily basis.  The iPad Air 2 is perfect as a lightweight, good-looking and efficient piece of hardware that I believe can be used in conjunction with my iPhone.

Apple has done it once again!


ps.. the camera and slo-mo function is epic!