The team of Afrikania.


Since the inception of Afrikania a handful of people are the driving forces behind the company. Here you can find out more about them:

  • Tom Joubert - founder and general manager.
  • Sannie Mhlongo - An experienced and exceptional potter and trainer, Sannie has been part of the project's history from day one.
  • Shadrack Malepe - Originally a painter with a keen interest in his cultural roots, Shadrack was the first person to be trained by Tom in decorating pots using the unique Phalaborwa pattern.
  • John Pudikabekwa - John immediately joined the pottery effort when he saw what we were doing. He has a rare artistic touch that makes him a valuable component of the project.
  • Siphiwe Kgatla - Youngest member of the team, Siphiwe came from a typical South African disadvantaged background, from where he has risen to be a competent, employed, empowered shareholder of Afrikania.

Should you have questions, or wish to speak to someone personally, then
Given Maswanganyi is pleased to take your call (+27-15-781 11 39) or your eMail.

Afrikania cc · PO Box 1257 · Phalaborwa 1390 · South Africa ·
domestic: Tel 015-781 1139 · Cell 083-6010 946 · Fax 015-781 1139
international: Tel ++27-15-781 1139 · Cell ++27-83-6010 946 · Fax ++27-15-781 1139