Joe Public

(Group: Joe Public JHB | Joe Public CPT | Joe Public DBN | Joe Public Connect | Joe Public Maximise)
Founded in 1998, Joe Public is one of South Africa’s largest, 100% independently owned advertising and communications groups.

Johannesburg, Cape Town & Durban

Group CEO: Gareth Leck / Co-MDs: Khuthala Gala Holten & Mpume Ngobese
Group Chief Creative Officer: Pepe Marais / Chief Creative Officer: Xolisa Dyeshana

Featured Work

Awarded Work

Featured Showcases

South Africa’s Cannes Predictions 2024

June 11th, 2024|

IDIDTHAT is kicking off our countdown to The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity with South Africa’s Cannes Predictions! We’ve brought together a team of creative heavyweights to view the work entered by South Africa into Cannes this year and choose the work they think will turn heads. A massive shoutout to our judges Fran Luckin, Steph van Niekerk, Roland Sweet, and Xolisa Dyeshana – thank you for being absolute gold as always!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards March 2024

April 12th, 2024|

This month’s Craft Awards were judged by the honourable Tshepo Tumahole, Integrated CD at Joe Public United and Morgan Dingle, Director at Your Girlfriend. We don’t know what they’ve put in the water over at 7Films but both 7Films directors Hayden Brown and Jozua Malherbe were awarded Best in Craft. Take a bow team!

IDIDTHAT Craft Awards August 2023

September 6th, 2023|

This month’s Craft Awards were judged by the distinguished Brendan Hoffmann, ECD at Joe Public Cape Town and the esteemed Ian Gabriel, Director at Giant Films Thank you sirs! Congratulations to Production Designer (or if you prefer, Art Director) Louise Knepscheld on her work for Kruger and Slim from Darling Films for his MTN spots. Well done you crafty beauties!

Live Updates: South Africa’s Winners & Shortlists at Cannes 2023

June 18th, 2023|

As always, IDIDTHAT is bringing you the Cannes Lions action live, this year in partnership with Howard Audio. As of the 18th of June 2023, this page is your gateway to all things South Africa in Cannes. Right here you can check in to view South Africa’s shortlists, the work and the talented IDIDTHAT members involved in the work. We’ll be updating this page as results come in. Good luck and may the France be with you!

South Africa’s D&AD Work and Winners 2023

June 2nd, 2023|

The 61st D&AD took place on 24th & 25th May 2023 in London. The Awards incorporate more than 40 categories judged by nearly 400 of the world’s leading creatives. Below you can view all the South African work that brought home those coveted Pencils and the talent behind the work. Y’all make us damn proud *group hug*

‘Work to Watch’ May 2023

June 2nd, 2023|

Welcome to the ‘Work to Watch’ winners showcase for the first quarter of 2023, awarded by the Creative Circle. Here you can view all the work by our IDIDTHAT members and the names behind the work. Congratulations to all of you beauties!!

Companies within the Joe Public Group

Joe Public

Above-the-line agency within Joe Public Group.


Joe Public Ignite

Cross-platform agency within Joe Public Group.


Joe Public Engage

Public Relations agency within Joe Public Group.


Joe Public Connect

Digital agency within Joe Public Group.