Our Team

We are a team of honest, hard-working individuals who are highly focused, but don’t forget to have fun along the way and genuinely enjoy what we do.

ADELE ENGELBRECHT

Event Manager (aka Sergeant Major)

We create lifetime experiences! I enjoy big events with lots of logistics and little sleep, especially since there’s communication and support from our team.
We always have fun even at the toughest moments. I’m OCD about detail! The kind of admin driven, number crunching my role demands. I’m a trainer and a skills developer. I was inspired by 24 Carrots to be open minded. Events are my passion and biggest love!
I especially love the moments of couch time with everyone;
sharing either work or life experiences! As for everything else, there’s always wine, gin and food.

“What if I win the Powerball and go on holiday for a month without Wi-Fi and
my emails… I CAN’T!!”

CINDY DU PLESSIS

Graphic Designer (aka Cindelicious - soon to be Mrs Posthumus)

A boere meisie, who turn ideas into a visual reality.
Giving life to my creative director’s crazy thinking and winning the pitch (#winning). People with great passion make the impossible happen!
Together, our magic is in being part of something bigger. A goal set and achieved as a team while surrounded by those who love you makes you feel special.

24 Carrots creates HOME – a place to join together in laughter. Like when we have team cake on the couch and a catch up session with yummy treats.
My favourite personal treat is dancing the night away!

“What if the greatest rewards come when you give of yourself?”

HYLTON MORBY-SMITH

Director (aka Boss)

I love the feeling of pride when presenting our concepts or ideas to clients and seeing them come to life. I love watching guests gasp in wonder when they walk into one of our events.
Our key strength is being an “under the radar’ team – quietly creating awesomeness! When I work, I like to be balanced, composed, kind and calm; even if I’m freaking out inside. I believe in promoting personal growth through encouragement.
What I enjoy most about being at the office are the food tastings.
Escapes from work include chasing fluffy tennis balls around the court and the gym to burn, burn, burn!

“What if we could create a better life for everyone we come into contact with?”

JAYE PATHER

Events Manager (aka The Adventurer)

24 Carrots is a place where our passion becomes the reality of our clients’ vision and I am really happy to be part of this.
The best thing about the Carrot Patch is feeling a part of a great creative team of talented individuals. We create AWESOMENESS!
Seeing my client being happy is one of my biggest joys.
Being with my girls, my hubby and my dogs is my greatest escape and always nourishes me.

“What if we make people feel loved and valued… what a better world we would live in.”

JO NGWEPE

Security (aka Mojo Jo Jo)

I’m smart, hardworking and enjoy my work.
Being at 24 Carrots makes me happy, so I’m always smiling.
Here we work together to create joy and happiness.
I feel very lucky and spoilt with this job.

Outside of work, I love sport – especially football. I used to play a lot when I was
younger.

“What if we could play football forever?”

KAT MPHAFUDI

Production Manager (aka MamaBear)

I love seeing everything come to life, knowing I was part of such AWESOMENESS!
Every Carrot brings something different to the Carrot Patch, my DIVA tendencies add a unique spark” #Girlbye
We’re a family here. You’ll get reprimanded when wrong and loved when you really need it. You matter and your feelings are considered. We have each other’s backs. And together we create amazing dreams! Every project represents a great opportunity to make magic.
I love to sit on the beach sometimes with a Mimosa, soaking up the sun. And closer to home, it’s wine, theatre and movies to relax.

“What if we lived in a hate free world?”

KIRSTY WILDE

Office Manager (aka “it’s broken, please fix it”)

Each Carrot brings so much passion to their job, creating events that
will blow your socks off!
The best thing about being a Carrot is our ‘carrot family’!
Working with them definitely sparks JOY!

When I am not at work, you will find me somewhere in nature
hopefully surrounded by dogs.

“What if we could bring dogs to work… #justsaying”

MASE LANGA

Events Manager (aka Kind-hearted Hero)

I’m hardwired for sweetness – anything other than being a “nice girl” just doesn’t cut it. I have a sense of belonging at 24 Carrots …
“A feeling that is most important in seeing value in life.”

Through team support and great management, we create magic.
It’s awesome having an opportunity to be creative, because
“Creativity is INTELLIGENCE having FUN”.
We always create successful events!

I try to bring out a personality in every project. To deliver great quality! In my downtime, I enjoy being in front of the TV and spending time with family!

“What if we all had superpowers…?
We would call it: The story of 24 Carrots Champions!”

PAUL WARNER

Creative (aka the old Carrot boss)

I’m creative, and quiet a lot of the time, then way too noisy, and full of energy and ideas the rest of the time.
The best thing for me is coming up with new ideas, and then watching the team and all our incredible partners turn these ideas into reality.
We’ve always worked with heart, and my wish is that in another two decades from now, the Carrot Patch is still going strong – all because of that same heart & soul. I’ve crossed paths with so many amazing people, who have all added value in some way. Some come and some go – but all of them have made a difference on so many levels.

What really makes the most difference in my life are: My Gogg. My kids. My Rosie-May, and finally, the ocean at Shelly Beach.

“What if everyone on the planet knew their purpose and was living it.”

PRASHAN NAIDOO

Interior Designer (aka Mr. Render)

We create unique experiences with multiple layers of detail – our work environment lends itself to uniqueness. Our personalities are allowed to shine through, and we can just be ourselves.

The best fun is seeing all the “behind the scenes” of design come to life, which guests don’t witness. The many hours spent on the transformation from idea on screen to walkable space. 2D to 3D and then 4D!

I work with a calm and patient, supersonic speed. Quick turnovers! So, to slow down, I spend time outdoors, on a cricket field or exploring our national parks.

“What if you only had one chance to make an impression? What if your next client is a guest attending YOUR event?”

RIGHTMAN MAGAWA

Caretaker (aka The Laughing Gardener)

I like my work and am happy to be here!
I never have problems from the bosses, and we get treated so well!
We all work well together! 24 Carrots has made a difference in my life and I’m very happy!

At work it’s great being with everyone, creating joy. At home, I love listening to music.

“What if we could pop into Durban for lunch? Good fun!”

SHIRLEY MODIBA

Hospitality Officer (aka Cappuccino Queen)

Delivering to my team in a friendly way feels good!
We joke with each other, have fun and support one another.

This is a bunch of amazing people. So understanding!
24 Carrots brings joy to me and gives me opportunities to go to
wonderful places and to enjoy fine dining!

“What if the cappuccino machine could speak?
What stories of our kitchen conversations it could tell!”

SOLLY MOKOTO

Transport Manager (aka The Carrot Uber)

At 24 Carrots we communicate and work together.
We create a better future for ourselves and our clients.

I really enjoy making our team and our clients happy.
Joyful all the way! And with my family at home too.

Of course, eating those yummy treats at work, is also great fun;
and we always have a good time together!

“What if daredevil racing was allowed on a special day each year?”

SYLLESHA NAIDOO

Director (aka Mom Carrot)

My best thing about 24 Carrots is creating amazing events in a beautiful space with an awesome team whose key strengths are humility, having no boundaries and going beyond expectations, to create magic!

Every project represents this Carrot spirit and I love being ahead of the game, seeing my clients happy and proud of an event we’ve created. To achieve this, I’m super-responsible. Gentle, but a ‘warden’ too, never missing a deadline.
Away from the office, I’m nourished by special moments with friends and family; and the love for finding spiritual freedom – singing and laughing to my heart’s content!

“What if… oh no… I never became a Carrot?”

TYLER PLATT

Event Manager (aka Mr Professor)

I enjoy being part of this team – doing physical activities that are entertaining and challenging. We work together to make an event an amazing experience.
Seeing the end product after so much planning is very rewarding.

I’m young, ambitious and hopeful for the future; so, it’s great knowing everyone in the office is willing to help. We’re an extremely friendly bunch.
Oh – we also get Nando’s like once a month, definitely the best thing!

Weekends are the great escape for me. Knowing I don’t have to be in work mode till Monday … just chilling with friends and having a laugh.

“What if you’re living the life you live now; and in the end it turns out that we’re all living in a jungle with people watching over us.
Monitoring all our moves …. Just like the movie Maze Runner?”

YUNISHA NAIKER

Graphic Designer (aka Miracle worker)

24 Carrots creates a space where everyone is allowed to express themselves.
A group of inspiring people going above and beyond as a team to add that
“24 Carrot magic” – we do mind blowing events.

When working on a project, I am that person who’ll be with you from beginning to end, present for the grind and the glory! It makes me happy to see clients loving my work. At the Carrot Patch, the best fun is eating cake when it’s someone’s birthday!

Outside of work, my escape is studying the human body.

“What if the comet that killed the dinosaurs was a UFO and we are the aliens?”