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Proof helps people and organisations to communicate clearly. We specialise in making complex subjects accessible. We work in science, technology, engineering, energy, environment, research and innovation.

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Proof opened its first African office in South Africa in 2010. We are working with government and private sector companies spanning energy, engineering, agriculture, education, medical technology, mining and security policy. We are demonstrating the benefit of our specialist communication experience.
Proof is the South African agency partner of the global Public Relations Network (PRN). The network gives us access to skills and local knowledge in 25 countries across the world.

- WE WORK WITH RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN -

- AGRICULTURE - AUTOMOTIVE - CRIME & JUSTICE - DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL SCIENCES - EDUCATION - ENERGY - ENGINEERING - ENVIRONMENT - HUMAN SECURITY - MEDICAL - POLICY - SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY -

- THE PROOF AFRICA TEAM -

The team behind Proof Africa are enthusiastic and experienced, with backgrounds in science, politics, corporate communication and journalism.

JONATHON REES
FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Jonathon is a professional science and technology communicator with a background in journalism. He started Proof in the UK in 2004 and opened the South African office in 2010. Jonathon’s focus is on designing and implementing programmes that help people and organisations communicate more effectively in sectors ranging from energy and engineering to mining and biodiversity. Jonathon is a professional facilitator and media trainer, and a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Public Relations.

ANZET DU PLESSIS
DIRECTOR

Anzet is a senior science and technology communicator, and an ex-journalist, editor, radio host, and TV presenter. She joined Proof in 2013 from the automotive industry, and is a Rhodes graduate with honours degrees in political sociology and Afrikaans literature. Anzet advises NGOs and research organisations that work in areas ranging from policing, corruption, human security and early childhood development to policy development, agriculture and renewable energy. She is particularly focused on the ethics of communication, and how stories told in and about Africa shape African identities.

GABI FALANGA

Gabi is a media specialist who worked as a news journalist for six years before joining Proof in 2017. She is an experienced researcher and writer, who works with media every day, and has an expert eye for what makes a good story. The Rhodes University graduate has worked as a writer and photographer, often reporting on environmental and sustainability issues, as well as social justice. She works on a variety of projects at Proof Africa, and on media campaigns across the continent.

LIHLE DLOVA

LIHLE DLOVA

Lihle is a science and technology communications intern with a background in science journalism. She spent six years working for community radio stations in the Eastern Cape where she had her own science show. Lihle worked extensively with scientists, innovators and engineers during an internship with the South African Agency for Science and Technology. She gave talks on how to use the media as a tool for communicating important research to the public. Lihle feels strongly about promoting science in vernacular languages, specifically to encourage school children to pursue the subject.


- WHO WE WORK WITH -

- NEED PROOF ? -

FIND OUT WHAT PROOF CAN DO FOR YOU:

jonathon@proofafrica.co.za
+27 76 185 1827
anzet@proofafrica.co.za
+27 83 557 2322 
PO Box 85067, Emmarentia 2029, South Africa