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Meet Sylvester Chauke, founder of DNA Brand Architects (one of Africa’s best)

I was born in Soweto, a melting pot of incredible energy… You don’t grow up in Soweto and just be ordinary!

Sylvester Chauke, DNA Brand Architects

Business has to be more… a purpose is everything… it’s beyond just a monetary affair.

Sylvester Chauke, DNA Brand Architects

Awards and accolades… Sylvester Chauke has more than a few of them.

CNBC Africa All Africa Young Business Leader of the Year, BBQ Young Leader of the Year, European Business Assembly Best Enterprise and CEO Award, Oliver Empowerment Top Empowered Young Entrepreneur, World Confederation of Businesses Business Leader Award, Falcon Award for Excellence in Leadership, Golden European Award for Quality and Commercial Prestige…

Chauke is also the founder of DNA Brand Architects, well-known as one of the most innovative agencies in South Africa, working with some of the most revered brands on the Continent.

His career includes stints as National Marketing Manager for Nando’s South Africa and Director of Marketing and Communication at MTV Networks Africa.

He serves on numerous boards.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Chauke for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

I was always the odd one… my own family made fun of me…

Sylvester Chauke, DNA Brand Architects

It was an incredibly good childhood…

Sylvester Chauke, DNA Brand Architects

My first job was at Verimark… it was quite something!

Sylvester Chauke, DNA Brand Architects

I’ll be 37 this year… Kind of [when asked if he feels on top of the hill, looking down].

Sylvester Chauke, DNA Brand Architects

We’ve got incredible clients… We have SAB… Brutal Fruit… Castle Lite… Edcon… Steers… Wimpy… We have some amazing clients, who like what we do…

Sylvester Chauke, DNA Brand Architects

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