JAZZ EPSITLES THE LIVING HISTORY
Nandi Molefe is a marketing and communications specialist and founder of Dominion PR, a premium digital marketing and communications firm based in Johannesburg.
In 2017 Dominion PR became one of the 30 successful SME candidates out of 200 applications to be a chosen for the prestigious Lionesses of Africa Business & Standard Bank Accelerator program. In 2018 Dominion PR was selected as a participant of the Cherie Blair Foundation Mentorship Program. Nandi is also co-founder of a personal errand management company called HomeRun Concierge which has been recently featured in the entrepreneurship section of the April 2018 edition of Destiny magazine.
Nandi’s parents are South African anti-Apartheid freedom fighters who spent over 10 years in political exile. Her father was a member of the MK and her mother was an activist from a highly political family in Dube Soweto, that would often operate in under-ground weapon smuggling and anti-Apartheid intelligencia. Nandi moved back home in 1994 where she would later graduate with a degree in Linguistics and French at the University of Witwatersrand.
She has also completed English and History AS Level courses through the University of Cambridge.
In 2016 Nandi authored a South African heritage memorabilia book that gives the historical account of the legendary South African band called the Jazz Epistles. She had the honour of working on the book directly with three of the four surviving band members when they reunited on stage for a special commemoration concert; honouring the 40th anniversary of the 1976, June 16 Soweto Youth uprising.
The book explores the impact that South African Jazz had on the international community through it’s songs of protest and calls for freedom. It features personal anecdotes from legends like Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), Hugh Masekela and Jonas Gwangwa among others. Recognition thereof was in the form of endorsement by the National Minister of Arts and Culture and the Mayor of Ekurhuleni.
Her upbringing as well as other noteworthy achievements, are a small start to what she aspires to achieve through digital media innovation, communications and women excellence.
Proficient in French and English, Nandi has a strong appreciation for South African and Pan African progression. The exposure gained while working on South African heritage projects between France and South Africa fueled her desire to see South Africa break boundaries in innovation, communications and excellence through its already rich culture and heritage.
Her dream is to see more unification between Francophone and Anglophone Africa and for Africans to share their heritage through culture, art and literacy.
Nandi is a mother of two boys and wife to South African broadcast pioneer and serial entrepreneur Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe.