Business Unit Director, mercury media
Praise Ragimana was born on January 28 1982 in Venda, Limpopo. He matriculated at Corner Stone College in Pretoria. Ragimana then went on to further his studies at AAA School of Advertising and graduated as the top media student of his class in 2003. Because of his passion for media and business Ragimana went on to complete a business management course at the Wits Business School in 2009. He holds a higher diploma in integrated marketing communications from the AAA School of Advertising, and was appointed at Mercury in 2005 in order to assist in the management of the government communication and information system (GCIS) account and parastatal clients. His previous experience includes the positions of media planning and research at Optimedia, media consultant for YFM and media planner with Saatchi & Saatchi. In these capacities, and while at Saatchi and Saatchi, he has worked on a number of campaigns, including Nestle, uthingo, Osram, General Mills and at Mercury he worked on Telkom Business and, of course, a large number of successful GCIS campaigns that includes Arrive Alive and many others. Ragimana is currently responsible for the account management of Mercury's public sector client base, which includes GCIS.
Lunch spot: The Feed Room at Tintswalo, Waterfall, Kyalami