INNOVATE™ South Africa

INNOVATE™ South Africa is joining the international INNOVATE® family! 

South Africa is a country rich with innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship and there is no better time to launch this inaugural edition of INNOVATE™ South Africa than now! INNOVATE™ South Africa is a showcase of all the innovators and thought leaders who are making a positive difference across the region, reinforcing South Africa’s position as a growing hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.

INNOVATE™ South Africa is a unique 350+ page premium coffee-table book featuring the top home-grown innovators and innovation enablers who are shifting the landscape across South Africa. INNOVATE™ South Africa is also available as an e-book and an online platform, representing a network with a common goal of ensuring the region’s top innovators connect and succeed. In the spirit of innovation, the book is embedded with augmented reality video, delivering true convergence of offline and online platforms, enabling the book to literally come alive in your hands, much like Harry Potter’s newspaper!

For further information please contact Anne Kirkpatrick: [email protected]

Please email [email protected] for book orders.

Page through the Interactive 3D Book below: Click and drag to move it around and use the buttons to open, close, and page through the book. The Web button will take you to the online feature of the company on the current page of the book and zoom in or out with the mouse scroller.

INNOVATE™ South Africa


Global Village Publishing Inc & Baz-Art Collaboration 

Global Village Publishing Inc. is delighted to announce its collaboration with Baz-Art, an organisation dedicated to enhancing public interaction through urban art. Over 25 of Baz-Art’s unique and exciting projects from the streets of South Africa will be showcased throughout the pages of the soon to be released edition of INNOVATE™ South Africa.

Anne Kirkpatrick INNOVATE™ South Africa Publisher

Anne has a rather unique ability to connect people and their projects.  For the last 30 years she has immersed herself in the business of recognition and, besides a slight detour to run a media monitoring company in the mid-nineties, has devoted much of her career to recognising and rewarding talented individuals and their remarkable work.

She was deeply involved with South Africa’s Science, Technology and Innovation sectors during a 16-year stint running awards programs, developing public-private partnerships and publishing in this space.  While she’s rubbish at knitting, she’s far better at connecting like-minded people and birthing new ideas.  With an extensive mental Rolodex of contacts in South African business and government, she’s not only a great person to stand next to if you need an introduction at a party, but also if you seek someone with an uncanny ability to find opportunities through mutually beneficial strategic partnerships.

To find out more about INNOVATE™ South Africa please contact Anne at [email protected]

Sue Rooney INNOVATE™ South Africa International Publisher

Media and the written word have always been Sue’s inspiration and place her in good stead to co-publish the inaugural edition of INNOVATE™ South Africa. As a native South African, the country and its people are close to her heart. This, combined with her extensive experience in advertising, media, and communications and her love of progress and innovation, will ensure that this edition is a flagship book in the Global Village stable.

If you’d like to find out more about INNOVATE™ South Africa please contact Sue at [email protected].

Debbie Ihlenfeldt - INNOVATE™ South Africa Business Development

Debbie has extensive experience in the advertising and media industry with a strong emphasis on purpose-driven communication. Aside from working alongside many multi-nationals and homegrown South African organizations, she has also helped shape communications at various NGOs within the healthcare sector. Debbie has a wide network and is a master at coordinating messaging and aligning organizations to ensure optimal exposure and brand value. Debbie’s years of experience across Public and Media Relations, Business Development, and Strategic Oversight make Debbie a perfect addition to the INNOVATE South Africa team. Her passion for story telling and sharing the success stories of South Africa will ensure that this publication is a masterpiece!

For more information please contact Debbie at [email protected].



Cherylann Sawyer INNOVATE™ South Africa Contributor

Cherylann has a Degree in Psychology and a passion for marketing—playing a key role in working with organizations to succeed in the digital economy. Think of it as marketing in a digital age rather than digital marketing.  As communication has shifted in the last 10 years, real connections are center stage and collaboration is key to building meaningful connections. Having lived and worked in Cape Town and Gauteng for over 15 years, Cherylann moved back to her hometown on the coast in South Africa with her husband, two daughters, and son where she works as a consultant and coach.

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