Clients & Testimonials

  • The City of Cape TownMyCity rapid bus transport
  • Local Governments for Sustainabilitycommunication strategy
  • CBD CoP 10Japan 2010 local government communications events
  • UNFCCC COP 17Durban 2011, local government communications events
  • The Clothing Bankphotography, strategy, writing and editing
  • The Potter’s Workshopphotography
  • Ilifa Labantwana, D G Murray Trustphotography
  • ACTIVATE! Change Driverscommunications and marketing strategy, photography, writing
  • RTL TelevisionGerman television station – behind the scenes in Khayelitsha township South Africa
  • Association for Savings & Investment SAAssociation for Savings & Investment SA, South Africa

  • MidasEarthcoteArchitecture in townships South Africa

  • Discovery HealthDiscovery Health Magazine, South Africa
and Lesotho
  • Africa IgniteRural Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

  • Lung Institute, UCTLung Institute, UCT, South Africa

  • GTZBridging Waters – Produced, researched, travelled and coordinated four part, thirty minute, documentary series for GTZ, Germany on Transboundary Water Management in Southern African Development Community
  • Daughters of AfricaDaughters of Africa portraits of women in developing communities on being African women Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Swaziland
  • Baby Sense; Tati ProjectBaby Sense; Tati Project, publicity material
South Africa
  • Environment Agency, UKEnvironment Agency, UK / African Renaissance Productions, publicity material on Green Scorpions
(environmental police work) in action with offenders, South Africa
  • African Renaissance ProductionsEnvironment Agency, UK / African Renaissance Productions, publicity material on Green Scorpions
(environmental police work) in action with offenders, South Africa
  • Namibian Dept Environmental AffairsNamibian Dept Environmental Affairs, report on Cleaner Production
  • Sea HarvestSea Harvest, portraits of factory workers at work and in their homes, Saldanha Bay,
South Africa
  • Telecom TVTelecom TV, UK, United Nations Telecoms conference and NGO’s outside of Kigali showcasing medical projects working with modern technology Rwanda 

  • Cape Town’s ChildCape Town’s Child, South Africa

  • House and LeisureHouse and Leisure, South Africa
  • FairLadyFairLady, South Africa

  • Marie ClaireChina
 & South Africa
  • Green Trust, WWFPublicity material, South Africa

  • Leadership MagazineSouth Africa

  • Real SimpleSouth Africa
  • Argus NewspaperSouth Africa
  • Global WaterPartnership publicity material, Africa

  • Keiskamma TrustHealth care clinics, vulnerable children, publicity material rural Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • 25:40 One Child at a TimePublicity material, Washington DC
  • NewbornsSouth African NGO, publicity material
 South Africa
  • FreedthinkersEthnographical research and photography in South African townships
  • Bushfire International Music FestivalSwaziland
  • Lake of Stars Music FestivalMalawi
  • “During my tenure as the Director of the Secretariat of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) an inter-governmental organisation based in Denmark, we engaged in a strategic partnership with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability – at the executive level. Ms Leanne Mitchell was the Communications Director for ICLEI’s Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) team at the time. The partnership was successfully formalised through several high-level meetings with the ICLEI Executive, including on-going communications and media packages for the launch event announcing the partnership at the Conference of the Parties (COP10) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in Nagoya, Japan in Nov 2010. Ms Mitchell was lead coordinator on all the on-going interactions between GBIF and ICLEI executives and all liaisons and media logistics during the launch at CBD CoP10, which included several events. I was a panellist at one of the communications events she organised on behalf of LAB at CoP 10 and subsequently participated in several further joint GBIF-ICLEI workshops and conferences Ms Mitchell organised for LAB. One particular highlight was a local government biodiversity informatics workshop in Velddrift in 2011, attended by many international biodiversity academics, city mayors, and the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa. My colleagues and I found Ms Mitchell to be an enthusiastic, energetic, dedicated and skilled communications professional, with a passion for the environment and people. I would recommend her for any communications work she may be interested in.”

    Prof Nicholas King, Environmental Futurist, Global Change Analyst and Strategist, Former Executive Secretary GBIF (2007 - 2011), Former CEO of the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) (2003-2007)
  • "For a challenging group of clients on a high-stakes project involving seven different countries with 80 million people and a tight production deadline, Pippa displayed grace under pressure time and time again. She works with respect for complementary skills, is comfortable disagreeing politely. What she ensures is that passions and strengths come through from each individual in a complementary way, resulting in a product that is more, much more, than the mere sum of its parts. I find myself searching for new projects just to find an excuse to work with Pippa again."

    James Workman Consulting Associate, Stockholm International Water Institute, Contributor at Circle of Blue and Trustee at Institute of Current World Affairs
  • “In 2014, I commissioned Deborah da Silva to undertake a photographic assignment for the organisation I was leading at the time, Ilifa Labantwana. Ilifa Labantwana focuses on issues related to the youngest children in our society between birth and 5 years old. We wanted a set of photographs that carried key messages about young children, their world and how best to support their healthy growth and development. For such young children much of this includes their interaction with a primary caregiver. The brief to Deborah was to capture the essence of these moments in life of a child that illustrated their healthy engagement with adults and their environments, situation that showed the simple essence of what every child needs, love, play and talk. The sites to be included in this task were based in sometimes hard to reach areas in KZN and NW Province. Deborah travelled with our team members to whom she related exceptionally well. She captured the most beautiful collection of images matching in every way and beyond our expectations. She demonstrated enormous sensitivity to the context in which she worked, always recognising the dignity and rights to privacy of the people being photographed. Her photographs are still being used to carry key advocacy messages about young children, their rights and wellbeing.“

    Sherri Le Mottee, ECD Consultant - former CEO of Ilifa Labantwana, DG Murray Trust
  • The Clothing Bank has worked with Leanne Mitchel making use of her skills as a freelance writer. Leanne is personable and easy to work with, pays attention to detail and produces creative well-written results. Our most recent experience with Leanne was her sensitive approach while working with our beneficiaries writing their life stories for our Sister Series Project, the results of which went beyond our expectations, Leanne also assisted us by editing our 2017 Annual Report and most recently wrote a press release for our Sister Series Event. We look forward to working with Leanne in the future.

    Tracey Gilmore, COO, The Clothing Bank
  • "Pippa added tremendous value to our team and ran a rather challenging portfolio. Her talents include very high energy levels, professionalism, creativity and team work. Pippa delivered many diverse projects from national events hosting more than 500 delegates, national stories captured with amazing photography leading to network wide inspiration, many online and offline communication strategies as well as bringing the ACTIVATE! brand alive across our national structures. "

    Chris Meintjes, CEO ACTIVATE! Change Drivers
  • “Deborah photographed the wider story of the employees of The Potter’s Workshop for our Design Indaba display. She visually communicated the benefits of employment in a broader social economic environment; the story of how one family member supports a network of family and possibly friends. She had an ease of manner with which she approached the employees and their families in their personal space. Her photographic approach is non-intrusive and sensitive. This was portrayed in the beautiful family portraits that were produced. I have worked with Deborah on various projects for the Potters Workshop and hope to work with her again in the future.“

    Chris Silverston, The Potter’s Workshop
  • "Pippa is a valued colleague and friend of Africa!Ignite. We have worked with her over several years on diverse communication projects. Most recent was the South African Shake the World campaign, which raises awareness of how hard-working and courageous rural women help achieve the Millenium Development Goals by caring for their families. I highly recommend Pippa for her creative thinking, her hands-on approach to getting things done, her excellent networking ability and the fact that her heart is in rural development."

    Wilna Botha, CEO AfricaIgnite!
  • "The Keiskamma Trust has frequently worked with Pippa for over 10 years. Her skills have been diverse, ranging from project management, training, donor liaison, visual content to networking. Her ability to think laterally but implement practically is invaluable to any organisation or client she works with. Her passion for rural development in SA is exceptionally strong and she is committed to helping build a positive future for South Africa."

    Dr Carol Baker, Trust Founder Keiskamma Trust
  • "Pippa is an excellent project manager. She takes the time to delve into her subject matter and research it thoroughly so that her final product is of the best quality. Pippa has a wide array of friends and colleagues whom she turns to and who are more than happy to help her because Pippa is the utmost professional, with high integrity. She is extremely creative and inventive."

    Amy Zacaroli, Founder and Director, 25:40 (USA based NPO to help children in rural areas in SA impacted by HIV/AIDS
  • "Pippa Hetherington has worked for me in both a permanent and freelance capacity for a number of years. She has been a major asset to my production company. Apart from being a skilled editor, Pippa has worked efficiently as a communications manager, stills photographer, researcher, production manager/coordinator and director/producer on a wide variety of corporate and broadcast television projects. On the one hand she displays unique creative insights and on a pragmatic level she has a thorough grasp of administrative processes and budgetary planning. Her client liaison abilities are an added bonus."

    Nick Chevallier, Director and owner Nick Chevallier Productions
  • "Since 2006 I have collaborated with photographer and storyteller, Pippa Hetherington, on a number of editorial projects for South African publications, and in co-founding a Pan-African storytelling movement called Behind the Faces: Connecting through Storytelling. Whether conceptualising a story in the planning phase, handling logistics and production while out on location, or shooting and interviewing to brief, Pippa exhibits both compassion and flair. She is a motivating presence, and her calm demeanour makes her an adept problem-solver. As a gifted photographer she is the utmost professional, and I admire the integrity, dedication, energy and enthusiasm she displays in any situation. Through her work she has the unique ability to capture moments in time that tell stories and evoke emotions. I have grown in many ways since we first worked together."

    Kim Chaloner, Director Behind the Faces, journalist, features editor