The Team


Team Members

Frans Mashao

Managing Director

Frans is a business strategist with a keen ability to apply innovative futures thinking to implementable solutions for accelerated growth. Apart from being M.D of Wisecomms, he is the Director of ShaoShao Productions; an audio visual multimedia production company and founder of Kasi Career Expo. His diverse experience gained over the last decade within the marketing and communications world has seen him work with some of the country's leading agencies, brands and departments such as the Magna Carta, MDDA, African Cup of Nations, NERSA, Rustenburg Rapid Transport, iHop, Transnet Engineering and Competition Commission S.A.

Frans holds Bachelor's of Arts in Radio and Advertising qualification from Boston Media House paired with a vast experience in strategic marketing, brand management, sales & agency operation, media monitoring and new product development. His team spirit, systematic approach and knowledge of the industry aims to position Wise Comm as an agency that consistently delivers results beyond clients expectations.

Mahlako Mahapa

Projector Manager

Mahlako is a doctoral researcher at the University of Witwatersrand. She is a sociologist who has worked as a researcher and project manager in the field of human and social development; capacitating her with an in-depth understanding of ways to interpret human behaviour and social patterns. She has experience in designing, conducting and implementing qualitative and quantitative research and also has a particular interest in Monitoring and Evaluation. ​

Matlhako has well developed strategic, analytic and public speaking skills. Harnessed through the nature of her work experience; and her participating and presenting at conferences. She also worked as a media representative for iARI, responsible for promoting research the company has embarked on using various platforms such as Television, radio stations and social media. ​ Mahlako serves as Director of WiseUp Foundation and is head of Monitoring & Evaluation at Wisecomms.

Steven Phiri

Sales Director

Mr. Phiri has a significant wealth of sales and business experience, gained over a period of 14 years. His entrepreneurial prowess, ability to see market gaps and develop innovative solutions has culminated in the successful establishment of several businesses and founded ZeeTrix Magic and ExpoDirect where he serves as Director. ​ Through his Information technology background and insights, unique communications and strategic sales processes, he has helped rewrite the rules of business for international products operating in the global economy in the South African Market. Steven has localised international products such as Amazing Grater, Zippy green in S.A. ​

As head of sales at Wisecomms Steven knows that being successful isn't always a walk in the park as many factors influence this and none more so than not knowing what it is that you do that makes you different to your competitors and that delivers value to customers in a tangible and realisable way.