a boutique consultancy

strategy and technology consulting for media, entertainment and digital businesses

a different view

We help businesses and NGOs take advantage of innovations and changes shaping media, entertainment and technology

we craft solutions

There is a dynamic and growing media-tech ecosystem in Africa. We craft solutions for NGOs in this ecosystem. We also advise executives and senior management teams on how to drive growth and position media, entertainment and technology businesses.

These are very exciting and challenging times for media, technology and entertainment companies

New technologies and innovations are rapidly emerging and present strategic advantages and opportunities for NGOs and businesses.
Identifying these opportunities isn’t easy. As the business environment gets more competitive at an accelerated pace, there is a critical need for new strategies and approaches.

That’s where we can help…

We have worked with large companies to find ways to grow their businesses, take advantage of digital opportunities and stay on top of forces transforming their markets. We work with the public sector and NGOs across Africa on policy, strategy and regulatory issues.
Element36 also advises early to mid-stage start-ups. We have real, hands-on business experience with strong connections to entrepreneurs, content creators and tech innovators in Africa.


Smart. Experienced. Connected.

About Us

Michael Markovitz – Founder & Director 

Michael has over two decades of experience as an executive and consultant for leading media, technology and entertainment companies. During this time Michael has advised large corporates, start-ups and NGOs as well as heading up a major media company’s digital division where he made acquisitions and set up new businesses.

To add to his strong commercial experience, Michael is also a leading regulatory expert. He remains highly respected for the part he played in drafting new broadcasting and telecommunications legislation in 1993 and the six years of regulatory work he did as special adviser to then ICASA chairman, Mandla Langa until 2005.

Michael has real world understanding of building new business and has taken investment stakes in emerging infrastructure and digital media businesses in South Africa.

Michael also has strong links to SA’s hospitality and property industries.

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