About Us

BrownSense Travel is a subsidiary of BrownSense Group, which was initially founded as a Facebook group to create opportunities for access to market for African entrepreneurs. In less than three years, the group membership has grown to over 180 000 Brownies, from various professional and entrepreneurial backgrounds. They are based in South Africa, the African continent, and the Diaspora.

We started BrownSense Travel as a vehicle to empower South African tourism businesses, and to circulate the rand amongst local small businesses in our country. For many a Brownie, travel is a way of life, while others are yet to experience the freedom that travel bring to one’s life. As BrownSense Travel, our job is to create unforgettable local and international travel experiences for both South Africans and international guests.

The Team

Mzuzukile Soni is an admitted attorney by background, and has over 12 years post qualification experience. Founding BrownSense was driven by passion to not only talk about making a change, but being a pertinent component to making that change happen. Mzuzukile is a natural connector, a quality he has used throughout his profession, and this come out strongly through BrownSense as the platform primarily connects businesses to other businesses, as well as to customers.

As BrownSense Group’s Head of Marketing, Keitumetse plays an integral role in the Group strategy and business development.

She cut her teeth in the African music TV industry as an intern, and then producer for an international music TV company. She later took her experience to the NGO sector, where she worked in the PR and fundraising space. She has an academic background in media and development studies, and is alumni of Fudan University in Shanghai, where she studied Chinese language and culture. Having lived in China for six years, Keitumetse is a Mandarin speaker with vast consulting experience in South Africa – China relations. As a China-based consultant for the Department of Arts & Culture, she helped launch the South African Season in China, creating multiple platforms for South African arts and artists in China. Keitumetse has contributed a chapter to Those Who Travel Meet Themselves, an anthology by Michelle Green-Thompson.

She is an advocate for inclusivity and sustainability within the FMCG value chain, and as founder of Grow Your Own GP, she is focused on creating access to market for local small farmers and food processors.She has consulted for NGOs in the Eastern Cape, structuring impactful community development projects in the urban areas of the province. Her work and story has been featured in Asian and South African publications.

Keitumetse is passionate about playing her part in the creation of an economy in which all citizens thrive, and strongly believes that this can only be possible if the previously disadvantaged have access to funding, education, and entrepreneurial development coupled with access to markets.