Our Team

  • A diverse team of experienced and innovative professionals
  • Geographically decentralized but we are a small enough team to be coordinated and aligned
  • Skilled, trained and developing
  • Customer centric and results driven
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Dickon Jayes

Managing Director

  • 13 years’ experience in the circulation and distribution industry
  • Grew M&G Circulation from 38 700 (August 2005) to 50 400 (October to December 2011).
  • Developing digital distribution models.
  • Newspaper Circulation and Distribution Management.
  • Worked on weekly and daily newspapers since 1999.
  • Digital Distribution Product Innovation.
  • Innovation, Commercialisation and Implementation
  • Strategic Thinking and Business Strategy.
  • Creative thinking.


Specialties

  • Weekly newspaper circulation and distribution.
  • Print circulation and distribution.
  • Digital circulation and distribution.
  • Product and process innovation and commercialisation.
 

Personal integrity is the key to success. Do what you say you will do, delight your customer and exceed expectations. Together we can change the world.

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Olivia Vredenburg

GM: Strategy, Finance & HR Development

  • 12 years’ experience in the circulation and distribution industry
  • Distribution, financial and HR management
  • Structure and capacity planning
  • Strategy implementation and support
  • Performance Based Management system implementation
  • Training and development planning
  • Mentoring and performance coaching
  • Organisational EQ development
  • Creativity

 

Specialities

  • Innovative and flexible strategy solutions
  • Organisational communication, collaboration and motivation building
  • Group processes and facilitation
  • Individual performance coaching
 

Committed to achieving our company’s vision by empowering and motivating the MDA team to step outside of the comfort zone and create future dynamic stretch.

Passionate about achieving 100% company potential by sourcing individual potential through self-awareness.

Supporting action through clarity for high performance and measurable goal-setting that inspires.

Pioneering and courageous enquiry into the heart of the company – it’s people – by asking questions that create the possibility of greatness.

“Happiness does not come from doing easy work, but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes from the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best” – Theodore Rubin 

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Billy Naidoo

National Sales and Product Manager

29 years of experience in the newspaper and magazine industry including both South Africa and SADC Countries.  

Experienced specialist focusing on:

  • Single copy sales             Subscriptions and Distribution Systems.
  • Print Circulation - Subscriptions and Distribution
  • Weekly Circulation and Distribution.

Keen financial understanding.
High level of technical awareness.
Possess strong business acumen & judgment.
Demonstrates strong management & leadership skills.
Many years of sales experience with a significant customer base.

 

Excellence and success in anything is not gained by a single act but attained after months and even years of consistent practice.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act, but a habit” - Aristotle

 

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Jolanda de Freitas

Deputy National Sales and Product Manager

  • 16 years’ experience in the distribution industry
  • Worked 10 Years for Junk Mail Distribution and is currently 6 years with Media Distribution Africa.
  • Started off as a distribution consultant and grew to Senior distribution consultant, Hub manager, Regional Manager for Gauteng and Free State, Operation manager for MDA, Sales and product manager and is currently the Deputy National Sales and Product Manager for MDA.
  • Newspaper Circulation and Distribution Management.
  • Worked on weekly newspapers and various magazines since 1997.
  • Distribution, Refusal and Returns Management.
  • Innovation, Implementation of new ways of getting sales.
  • Creative thinking.


Specialties

  • Weekly newspaper circulation and distribution.
  • Print circulation and distribution.
  • Magazine distribution.
  • Product and Sales innovation.
 

“People with goals succeed because they know where they are going...” – Earl Nightingale

You can float  around doing what you do and get to where you don’t want to be or you could set your goals and go where you want to be and when you want to be there.

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Krishnee Pillay

KZN Operations and Accounts Assistant

  • 15 years of accounts experience in the Furniture industry (Beares)
  • 6 years experience in newspaper circulation & distribution.
  • Provide operational support and assistance to the National Sales & Product Manager.
  • Provide accounts support and assistance to the Financial Manager.
  • Pastel Accounting
  • Wide knowledge in debtors and creditors control

Specialities
  • Control the allocations of all publications on IPS distribution system for KZN to ensure targets are met and print orders balance.
  • Control the pastel processes for KZN, JHB and CPT.
  • Check incoming returns and stock at the distribution warehouse.
  • Compile weekly sales reports
 

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach my full potential.

These are the  keys that  unlock the door to my personal excellence.

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Tamsin Philips

Financial Manager

  • 4 years’ experience in the circulation and distribution industry
  • Previously worked in retail and IT industry for 4 years
  • Holds an Honours degree in Finance (Bachelor of Business Science)
  • Client management
  • Financial risk management
  • Reporting and analysis
  • Financial policy formulation and control
  • Financial viability assessments for strategy initiatives  
  • Developing new systems and processes
  • Financial support for operations
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Skills sharing
 

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy” - Norman Vincent Peale

 
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Tapiwa Kelvin Ndlovu

Sales Support and Product Co-coordinator

  • Sales Management.
  • Marketing.
  • Product and Brand Management.
  • New Product Development.
  • Advertising.
  • Sales Promotions.
  • Public Relations.
  • Distribution.
  • Market Research.
  • Project Management.
  • Marketing and Sales Plans.

 

 

I am a B. Com Marketing degree holder with in depth experience in various facets of large corporate business from both strategic and operational perspectives.

I am a results driven, customer oriented, leader and team player with extensive experience in marketing, sales, business development and customer service.

Personal gratification brought about as achieving desired results. Global thinking - par excellence service beyond expectation and exceeding imagination.