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Our Team

Christine Stearman De Goede - Director and Founder

Christine has a B.Sc. Hons (Stellenbosch) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (UNISA), along with further studies in psychology. She is a Unilever accredited moderator, with over 30 years experience in the research field. Her previous experience includes being a Qualitative Director at Research International, as well as a research manager at BPSA and Mercedes Benz S.A. She has also lectured in Marketing Research at The University of Stellenbosch (USB).


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Andrew Blake - Managing Director

Andrew has many years of experience in both qualitative and quantitative research in the industry, including time at Ask Afrika, Ipsos, Markinor, Samsung and Nielsens. Andrew holds a Project Management Dipl – GIBS. He also has a sterling track record in project and operational management.


Cell: 074-510-3656

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Jannie van Niekerk - Managing Director

Jannie holds a Diploma for Sales Talent Management from the University of Johannesburg, and he has a longstanding track record of winning the Best Sales Person of the year award! He has conducted mystery shopping, video mystery shopping, run many focus groups, and conducted in depth interviews for The Solution Workshop.

Jannies’ many years of experience includes account management at both The Independent Newspaper Group and Media24 Newspapers. His expertise in building up, and maintaining good relationships with clients is well-known


Cell:  084-725-3553

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Ashleigh Eave - Senior Research Executive

Ashleigh has a B.A. in Marketing Communication from AAA School of Advertising, as well 2 years’ experience as a brand manager in the alcohol industry. She joined The Solution Workshop in 2012, and is our specialist in qualitative research.


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Alida Hillary - Procurement Manager and Venue Co-ordinator

Alida is our procurement specialist, and she manages our research venues. She is an expert in recruitment quality control management, as well as the best person to help you when you are out in the field. She has been with The Solution Workshop for over 18 years.


Recruitment Specialists

Our in-house recruitment specialists have the ability to recruit respondents from all walks of life, and often develop unique relationships with their recruits. The team is easily able to adapt their recruitment methodologies to match the requirements of each unique project. Our recruiting team stands out from the rest and, most importantly, deliver quality respondents time after time to ensure top research results. Between them, they have over 12 years of experience in the recruiting field.


Naseega Adams

Thembisa Gqodo

Samantha Lewis

Feroza Tiffloen

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