25 - 27 August 2021


Simone Thomas

If passion were to be personified, it would probably be me, Simone Thomas!
I am passionate about education and natural textured hair. I am passionate about purpose and passionate about young people discovering theirs.
I am a proud product of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. I completed my undergrad, National Diploma in Marketing and I am armoured with a BTech degree in Marketing. I completed my Master of Marketing  in 2020.

The dissertation is entitled, “The consumer behaviour of Black women wearing natural textured hair “. I am currently completing my Doctor of Commerce in Marketing at CPUT.
I am a full time Research Assistant at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences in Germany but I have not forgotten about my Cape Flats roots. I was raised by a young, single mother with a grandmother as a second parent.
I have years of industry experience in Event Management, Brand Management, Marketing with over 10 years collective experience in the media, FMCG, digital and events indsutry. I own an apparel and cultural education brand called KroesRocks which envisions changing the narrative of ‘kroes’ to a celebration of heritage.