The Team

Simone Lipshitz started the agency in 1996 and prides herself on her ability to form firm affiliations with both clients and media. 

She has excellent contacts across multiple industry sectors and an in-depth knowledge and understanding of media relations across all industries.  This includes:  Information technology, marketing and advertising, telecommunications, hospitality, financial services and consumer. In addition to managing day-to-day operations Lipshitz she plays a hands-on roll on all accounts and is continually searching for constructive ways to add value.  Her invaluable advice in strategic marketing, communications and public relations guarantees productive client relationships.

Tambu Jonhera joined the Headlines team in 2007 with over 23 years’ experience in both PR, journalism and television. She has worked in a wide range of industries such as hospitality, mining, banking, retail and media &marketing. The accounts she has handled at Headlines include LifeCo UnLtd, The Creative Counsel, Stonewood Capital, Shark Tank, Toys R Us, Incredible Connection, Dragon’s Den book “I’M IN”, the Loeries, Elle New Talent Awards, Mount Grace Country House & Spa, as well as personal PR for Vusi Thembekwayo, Dawn Nathan-Jones, Gil Oved and John Sanei.

Kate Thompson has studied public relations, English, and software development. Her keen interest in technology has drawn her to either write about or work in the industry. She was employed as a software developer before joining Systems Publishers in 2003, where she wrote for tech publications. She then moved on to ITWeb where she sub-edited and wrote for the site. She left journalism to join an IT company but was drawn back to media where she freelanced as a journalist and corporate writer. She has been with Headlines for seven years, and has worked on accounts involved in technology accounts, as well as financial services, consumer, and hospitality clients.

Lindi Tshabangu has been in PR since 1995 and joined the Headlines team in May 2008. Prior to joining Headlines, she was employed at Nokia where she handled all PR and Communications activities including Marketing Services for the South and East African Region. She handled Nokia’s CSI initiative dubbed ‘Make a Connection’. During her personal time,she is a radio producer and presenter for her own show. She has worked on a local radio community station and on a national Radio 2000, 90.6FM.