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HAVAS + boondoggle

Havas Village South Africa and Boondoggle launched their service design agency, Havas Boondoggle South Africa in August 2015.

The Havas Village South Africa is a full-service communication group, located in Johannesburg, that services blue-chip clients across sub-Saharan Africa.

Boondoggle was founded by Pieter Goiris and Werner Camps in 2000. It is also represented in Leuven and Amsterdam.

Havas Boondoggle South Africa creates digital services, products and campaigns that make the most of today’s technology through the ‘Design Thinking’ process and methodology.

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Service Design + Design Thinking

Service Design is the process of developing products and services off the back of real human insights. We craft our strategy and creative around the process of service design, a robust methodology that has been tried, tested, and proven in a myriad of industries and markets. Service Design is a collaborative process with checks and balances to make sure that what we build leads to effective solutions.

Design Thinking is comprised of five, clear steps: Empathise, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test.

It is a simple way to approach business and marketing problems. It takes both business and customer objectives into account. It refines those objectives and makes them more campaign-able. It gives ample room to ideate within the space of clear insights.

Design Thinking is scaleable and flexible, allowing us to ideate within the constraints of time and budget.


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Pieter Goiris
Pieter Goiris Chief Executive Officer
Pieter is first and foremost an entrepreneur. Besides starting Boondoggle in Europe over 15 years ago, he has also started other companies with Werner including, Bonka Circus, a talent management agency, and De Hoorn, responsible for the conversion of the old Stella Artois brewery into a hub for creative talent. As CEO, he drives a lot of the strategic thinking for our clients’ businesses. He has a background in industrial psychology and liked to think he was the fastest cyclist in the agency until Boyd came along.
Boyd Roberts
Boyd Roberts Managing Director
Boyd has spent most of his adult life on the saddle of a bicycle. The rest he spent working in digital design agencies in Europe and South Africa. When he doesn’t keep us to deadlines and things he is Grand Master and Holder of the Braai Tongs during impromptu agency lunches. He can get you a good deal on a bike. Enquire within.
Angie Hattingh
Angie Hattingh Creative Director
Angie has 16 years experience working in the digital industry as a designer, front end developer, writer, strategist and editor of a online fashion industry magazine. She knows more about beer and the brewing of the golden liquid than anyone with a beard and check shirt, including the Belgians. She likes thinking about people and why they behave in the way they do. For kicks, she is raising a tiny baby girl.
Zwelihle Sikhakhane
Zwelihle Sikhakhane Developer
Zweli is the master of pixel-perfect websites and slick online solutions. His eleven-year passion for programming and digital devices has propelled him into the advertising and digital media industry. He has worked on accounts for some of the biggest players in the industry. He has a solid head on his shoulders, but – importantly – he also has a big heart in his chest. After-hours, he donates his skills to technology start-up companies and non-profitable organisations, such as the Smile Foundation.
Craig Hannabus
Craig Hannabus Digital Strategist
Craig has spent his entire adult life in the technology and marketing industry, exploring both the development and the content creation aspects of it. Through the years, he has developed a strong interest in the psychology and sociology around social media, as well as exploring the depths of user experience and web development. He spent his youth growing up in Boksburg, a mere stone’s throw from where Leon did. Which explains the occasional broken window. He once killed a man with his raw talent.
Jason Curtis
Jason Curtis Junior front-end developer
Jason is so new to the agency world that we are still removing some of his packaging and reading the manuals. He is from Johannesburg’s south side and has always been interested in technology. He believes that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stranger. We look forward to corrupting him.
Kevin Dunbar
Kevin Dunbar Multimedia designer
Kevin was born in Johannesburg but managed to escape at a very young age to spend his formative years in Durban, India and finally - Cape Town. He is all about family, friends, technology and design and not necessarily in that order. He loves what he does and feels nothing but pity for accountants and engineers. When he is not behind a screen helping us reimagine the world, he climbs mountains.
Fumani Khumalo
Fumani Khumalo art director
Strategist. Art director.Thinker. Fumani is a craftsman, intrigued by the underlying processes that constructs his work. Insights, behaviours, concept generation, colour, shape, layout and typography - all culminating in beautiful work. He believes in giving each line of work the attention it deserves because the devil lives in the details, after all.
Zinhle Mbatha
Zinhle Mbatha copywriter
Zinhle is a writer, dreamer, and serial thinker. He draws inspiration from the hidden mechanics behind anything and everything. A firm believer that if it's not broken, dismantle it, understand it and then re-create it. In his free time he explores the latest technology and is pretty sure that aliens have an inexplicable fear of cameras. He also wrote this profile himself which is why he sounds smarter than anyone else.

Contact Us

Email: info@havasboondoggle.co.za
Phone: +27 (82) 521 6181
Havas Boondoggle
Address: Mason’s Press, Unit 113, 7 Ravenscraig Road, Woodstock, 7915

Havas Boondoggle South Africa