M&R Collective

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

African Proverb

M&R Collective

Empowered women empower women.

Anonymous

M&R Collective

The collective is more powerful than the individual.

Robyn Thekiso

M&R Collective

You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.

Serena Williams

M&R Collective

Choose people who lift you up.

Michelle Obama

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We’re a network of independent consultants brought together by a common vision to excel and thrive as we choose delivery and quality over destinations and office hours.  This gives us the agility to draw on fresh talent and skilled resources without minimising impact or exhausting budgets.

Spearheaded by Meneesha Govender and Robyn Thekiso, this win-win collaboration offers clients and brands an array of marketing communications services.  

About Us

“My promise is to use my efficiency and knowledge to help you reach the goals you have set out for yourself.”

“The collaboration means that I get to focus on my strengths and passion while I help others along the way.”

M&R, M&R Collective, Meneesha Govender

Meneesha Govender

Meneesha draws on over 20 years of experience as a journalist and offers a wide range of online and editorial services. She writes about what she is passionate about, including the world of freelancing (justmeneesha.com). Meneesha has a BA Masters in South African English Literature (University of Natal), a BA (Hons) degree in African Literature (University of the Witwatersrand) and is a member of the Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA). She was a journalist at the Daily News for 16 years.
M&R, M&R Collective, Robyn Thekiso

Robyn Thekiso

With over 21 years’ experience across a wide range of marketing disciplines, Robyn is a freelance writer with a flair for strategic communications. She dispenses valuable insight and counsel, develops marketing communications strategies and plans, and creates content for an array of formats, including her own blog (girlwhogodtoldtowait.com). Robyn holds a BA Communication Science from UNISA and is a member of the Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA).

“I can’t work without my cat, otherwise known as my muse.”

“Meetings before 9am are reserved for special people.”

As a business owner, I often look to collaborate with other consultants and Robyn is one such individual. Her work ethic is commendable; she always delivers to schedule. I am happy to recommend her for future work. 

TSHIAMO TSOAI

Meneesha is a consummate content creator, deft social media ace and progressive leader/manager. Her writing, editing, online and language skills are second to none. She’s meticulous in her work and is tech-savvy.

LANGA KHANYILE

I am continuously impressed with Robyn’s exceptional writing skills and her ability to understand the brief from a strategic level in order to package communication that speaks to the hearts and minds of our audiences. Robyn is a trusted adviser.

ELZETTE VAN NIEKERK

Meneesha is one of those super-efficient, extremely competent people who gets things done. She consistently creates relevant content of a high standard. I have only the highest respect for her.

ANNELINE DU PREEZ

I have found Robyn to be professional and reliable and her work is always of a high quality. I am happy to recommend her for any content and strategic requirements. 

BOYCE HLATSHANENI

Working with Meneesha has been a pleasure. She is informative as a specialist, approachable as a person and absolutely purpose-driven as a woman. Thank you for your invaluable input.

LIANDRA VAN STADEN

I worked with Meneesha when she was Chairperson of the South African Freelancers Association. I was impressed by her dedication, commitment and work ethic. She displayed tremendous fortitude while managing a very diverse group of creative people.

LYNNE SMIT