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We are Mikateko Media. A group of innovative, passionate, professional, creative and pragmatic people. We are proud to create some of the best print publications in South Africa. Mikateko does everything from concept to distribution all the way through to end-to-end publishing service.
Mikateko means “blessings”. Through our work we tell stories and build brands. Our aim is to be the top boutique agency in South Africa and help shape the future of young creatives.

We are a proudly South African black female-owned and controlled company.



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    Award-Winning Work

    We publish, print and distribute a diverse range of printed material every year. Our publications have won numerous awards.

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    Production, printing and distribution of a weekly newspaper with a print run of 80 000, as well as publishing monthlies, quarterlies and annuals, with more than 140 distribution points nationwide.

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    Empowering Events

    As an entrepreneurial company, we are passionate about growing leadership and entrepreneurial capabilities. Our events equip upcoming leaders to be the change they want to see.

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    Black Female-Owned Company

    Mikateko Media has been a proudly South African black female-owned and controlled company since inception. (Level 2 BBBEE)


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  • Ingrid Jones - Executive Director
    Ingrid is a creative dynamite in the South African publishing industry. Editor, undercover events planner, single malt lover, writer, undiscovered trend predictor, wife, mother, mentor and fiercely loyal to all things South African. What does she love most about South Africa? It’s the best country in the world, warts and all.
  • Desiree Johnson - Executive Director
    Desiree is a talented entrepreneur and a sassy yet soulful individual. She is a seasoned campaigner in the publishing industry. Her work experience spans from media buying, ad sales and brokerage services to publishing business manager and leading a group of crazy creatives. Together with Ingrid, she founded Mikateko to be South Africa’s leading boutique publishing agency.


It is up to all South Africans to drive change in this beloved country. At Mikateko Media we use our specialised skills and knowledge to share positive messages with the most vulnerable people and uplift communities and families who need support.

We currently support two projects through creative publishing work.

Through 3 Strands, we publish Testimony, a free newspaper that is distributed to communities affected by substance abuse.

We also publish The Big Issue. This magazine offers jobs for unemployed, homeless and socially excluded adults, who sell the magazines on street corners and make 50% on the cover price.



Let’s talk

We are ready to take on your next communications project. With our end-to-end publishing solution we take care of everything from strategy and conceptualisation to print and distribution. Give us your details using the form, and we’ll get in touch.