Meet The Team

Wandile tonqa

videographer

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Ashlea Evans

Founding Director

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Roxanne Manning

PR Partner

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Cwenga Mjali

videographer

Wandile Tonqa

Ash Evans is an international TV Reporter, media trainer and communications specialist.

 

She has worked for CNBC Africa, Al Jazeera in Washington DC, Business Affair and ABC News. She has reported from The World Bank, The World Economic Forum, The African Mining Indaba and the JSE.

Ash graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science in Communication from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Ash holds a certificate in the Global Financial Crisis from Yale. She spent seven years living in the USA, where she worked on Capital Hill before returning to broadcasting

 

After years of interviewing world leaders and top business executives who struggled on camera, Ashlea founded The King's Speech in 2012 to help train delegates on how to make the most of their media interviews, roadshows, presentations and listings

 

Ashlea has interviewed and trained some of the world's most prominent business professionals, South Africa's top politicians and figures. Ashlea regularly presents at events and contributes to various media outlets. 

Roxanne began her career in PR at boutique agency Positive Dialogue Communications in 2011, where she managed a large portfolio of b2b and b2c accounts across a diverse range of industries. She later joined Ogilvy & Mather as team lead on the PR division’s largest retainer client, a listed financial services group, where she was responsible for a sizable chunk of the department’s revenue. It was during this time that she was awarded the PRISMS (leading PR industry awards across the African continent) up & coming GOLD ‘PR of the Year’ accolade.

 

In 2016 she joined 99c, one of Cape Town’s largest independently-owned agencies, to establish the new PR division. During her time there she acquired a portfolio of retainer & project clients, growing the department to a team of five full-time staff members, before she left to start her own consultancy in February 2020, RVM Communications.

 

Roxanne believes in the importance of immersing herself in her clients’ industries, helping craft compelling and impactful campaigns. Her strengths include her strong writing skills; understanding of media and project management abilities; her dedication to her clients; as well as her deep passion for her industry.

A young and upcoming filmmaker who has the passion for both camerawork and editing. Cwenga started filmmaking when i was 14 years at a community school called Film School Africa where he learnt the basics of filmmaking and photography.

 

He recently graduated from FSA College with a major in post-production and was crowned the best editor for 2017/18. Cwenga had the wonderful opportunity of becoming the editor of the 48HFP Cape Town winner 2018. He hopes to grow and archive more as he journeys with King Speech as a cameraman/editor.

Wandile is a self-taught photographer and videographer. His natural eye for production and skilled camera techniques landed him a career in a live television set up at CNBC Africa, as well as a technical assistant at UCT TV. Wandile has covered events such as the World Economic Forum, Fees Must Fall, Soccer World SA, the Mining Indaba and the Cape Town Jazz Festival.

 

He has a multitude of experience in different media set ups doing sound, vision mixing, operating studio & ENG cameras. Wandile's passion is behind the camera, and this is evident in his creative video techniques and outstanding footage.