#WomensMonth: V&A Waterfront’s Tinyiko Mageza sees opportunity everywhere

Soweto-born Tinyiko Mageza has spent the last 14 years feeding her passion for insights-led and purpose-driven marketing across industries including FMCG, financial services and property development. Currently, Mageza is the executive manager of marketing for the V&A Waterfront, one of South Africa’s most dynamic neighbourhoods and popular tourist attractions.

While a world-class shopping mall sits within the boundaries of the V&A Waterfront, the area’s offering extends far beyond this. The harbour, urban park, food and craft markets, and bevy of tourism operators make up just some of the amenities that attract 24 million visitors per year to the area.

Its multiple districts are home to a diverse array of businesses – from large corporates to local traders and talented buskers. To add to this, the Markers Landing development set for launch at the end of this year will serve as an incubator for the local food industry, championing small business development and facilitating skills sharing to drive innovation in the country’s food ecosystem.