The Gamatong Team

Gamatong is a led by Kelo Kubu and Ithateng Mokgoro. The duo form a decade-and-a-half old dynamic partnership that has seen them help to bring ground-breaking initiatives to the attention of South Africans. These include the global conference TED, it's offspring TEDx, Singularity University, Mandela Poster Project, and more recently, #HackTheConstitution


Kelo Kubu, Managing Director

Kelo is co-founder of Gamatong. She has been a regular at TED since 2007. Formerly with TEDxSoweto, she holds the license for TEDxJohannesburg, is a senior TEDxAmbassador for Africa, and is a TED Fellow. She started her career as a banker with FNB. After that, she went on to study and work in Germany. On her return home, she initially focused on development work before settling in the world of design and entrepreneurship. She is a founding member of Mandela Poster Project, a global design initiative. She is also a trustee of Orange Corners, a Dutch-inspired incubator. Kelo holds a degree in Finance and Business Administration, and a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration, both from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is an alumnus of Singularity University, the Silicon Valley-based institution focusing on exponential technologies.

Ithateng Mokgoro, Creative Director

Ithateng is co-founder of Gamatong. Formerly with TEDxSoweto, he is co-organiser and curator for TEDxJohannesburg. A graphic designer by profession, he recently added speaker coaching and conference curation to his list of superpowers. Ithateng started his career as an art director at the Johannesburg office of the advertising agency Leo Burnett, in 1997. Since then, he has worked in various creative roles for a number of communications agencies around the city, including Brand Union, Coke Lounge, and DraftFCB. He is a founding member of Mandela Poster Project, a global design initiative. Ithateng has judged at industry award shows, and his work has been recognised at the Loeries, at the New York Festivals, and at Cannes. Ithateng trained to become an architect at the Universities of KwaZulu-Natal and Pretoria, before he pivoted into advertising prior to the end of his studies.