About Us


To transform client brand and communication needs into remarkable print and electronic media in a readable, transparent and excellent manner.


To give our clients a voice and an impact that resonates boldly in the South African market and reverberates far beyond its borders, both immediately and for years to come.

Our values

  • Loyalty
  • Communication
  • Integrity/transparency
  • Service excellence
  • Attention to detail


What makes us unique?

We offer clients 26 years of knowledge and expertise. Our directors and management team have a combined 93 years of experience at Artworks! The directors perform the same layout/design tasks as the rest of the staff, making them hands-on, accessible and integral to the publishing process. Our dedication to complete client satisfaction is the reason for our longstanding client relationships. We pay attention to detail and deadline, hand deliver publications where necessary, and allow clients to sit next to operators on occasion or occupy our studio in order to get their work done on time. Not one publication leaves our studio without first being proofread, an essential value-added service that we have built into the bottom line! We publish our own annual tourism magazine, Experience Durban (endorsed by Tourism Durban) so we have first-hand knowledge of publishing.

BEE status

Artworks became a certified Level One contributor to BEE in February 2007. Artworks achieved a BEE rating of AAA+ by independent auditors, EmpowerDEX for the second successive year in May 2009. This qualifies Artworks as a Level One contributor to BEE as per the Department of Trade and Industry’s Code of Good Practice, a standard that we have upheld for eight years in a row.

Our team

Shakila Chetty: Studio Director and member. Phindile Mantantana: Creative Director and member. Shiki Bhawanibik: Client Services and Production Manager. Gaylene Jablonkay: Managing Editor. Halima Hoosen Preston: Publication and Website Designer. Mazwi Madikizela: Graphic Designer and Illustrator. Linda Pillay: Financial Administrator.

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Awards for 2014/2015

Durban Theatre Awards