LJ is the founder and Managing Director of Oxigen. He has a strong background and diverse experience in sponsorship management, brand strategy, public relations and digital marketing on national and international levels. LJ studied PR and Communications at North-West University after which he started his career at a Johannesburg based agency. After gaining experience working for a number of corporate communication and sponsorship agencies, LJ founded Oxigen Communications in 2010 and since then has brought a diverse portfolio of into Oxigen’s stable and made it into one of South Africa’s fastest growing agencies.
Natasja is a trained and awarded leader in the field of systems, strategies and development, a mover and shaker whose heart matches her skills set. She is an Operational Systems and Strategy Specialist, who focuses on the Human Resources at Oxigen. Her task is to streamline systems and optimise potential. Natasja has a great passion for people and their abilities and strives to develop every employee into the best version of themselves. Natasja comes from a background of development, as a founder of the Incuvest Incubator, where small business had the opportunity to grow under her leadership.
Kobie Swart is a 57 years ‘young’ Admin Manager at Oxigen. Kobie kicked off her career in the SANDF and progressed to the rank of Sergeant Major…no she is not your usual strict Sergeant Major but loved the discipline and routine of army life. While in the army, she received several awards for outstanding services rendered in the personnel department. She continued her career and worked in the admin department of Xstrata Alloys, now known as Glencore. In her spare time she likes knitting, crochet and reading but most of all spending time with her family.
Dr Jannie Botha
Dr Jannie Botha is one of the most well-known and respected sports psychologists in South Africa and is registered in South Africa as well as in the United Kingdom. He specializes in the psychology behind performance enhancement and strives to guide individuals and teams toward a heightened level of mental conditioning. He is also an international motivational speaker within the fields of both business and sport. Dr Botha is Oxigen’s official brand ambassador assisting the Oxigen management team with strategic guidance on new clients and business development. He also provides psychological guidance and support to the entire team.
KZN-Born Sanelisiwe (Sannie) Nkosi is a UP BCom Finance Graduate with a passion for PR, marketing and communications. She’s a former campus radio presenter and a former news anchor for one of Gauteng’s biggest youth radio stations. A proud born-again Christian, she states that her faith and her family play the most important role in her life. Apart from her improved admin, inter-personal and management skills, joining the Oxigen team has resulted to growth in various aspects. Her favorite thing about being a part of the Oxigen team is the fact that no two days are ever the same!
Nicola has over a decade of experience in publishing, content marketing, brand communications, PR management and strategy. Currently she fulfills the dual roles of brand communications strategist and content generation on the Oxigen team. Always looking to drive growth within clients’ businesses, Nicola strives to ensure that all Oxigen client communications are strategically approached for maximum impact. When it comes to work, Nicola has two passions – coffee and making a real change in her client’s businesses. She is no stranger to the all night strategy session if that is what it takes to get the job done!
Monique Ingenbleek, the ‘new kid on the block’, was studying BA Sport and Recreation Management when she arrived to work as an intern at Oxigen. After just one day in the office she decided that ‘this is the life’ and changed her major to Marketing. Monique has proved that this is indeed the career for her showing that she is a loyal, well-organised team player who believes that hard work and pays off. Her goal is to learn as much as she can, to build new relationships and to build a life that she doesn’t need a vacation from.
Known as our office 007, James is an enthusiastic, young communications professional who brings skills in digital marketing and fresh ideas to the team. James is currently an account manager at Oxigen and works across a range of projects for local and international clients including social and digital media, media relations, marketing communications and creative campaigns. James is passionate about creating a tangible impact to communities and businesses. As a digital native, his expertise lies in social and online platforms, having gained extensive experience on all platforms while working in the public sector where his career began.