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Where does the word Afrosapien originate from?

[af-roh]

adjective

of or relating to Afro-Americans or to black traditions, culture, etc: Afro societies; Afro hair styles.

noun

a hair style originating with black persons, in which the hair is allowed to grow naturally and to acquire a bushy appearance.

[sey-pee-uh n]

participle

discerning, wise, judicious discreet (substantive) a wise person, sage, philosopher

Afrosapien Entertainment Pty (Ltd) was founded in 2014 and is a proudly South African, 100% female-owned Level 1 B-BBEE company based in Cape Town.

We believe in uplifting and empowering our fellow sapiens through entertainment, education and workshops by connecting people to opportunities. By leveraging our strategic partnerships with various industry professionals, we aim to re-ignite the passion of possibility within Africa and its incredible diversity of people.

Gabriela Rishka Wiener

Owner & Managing Director


Born between one of the 7 Wonders of the World and the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town, South Africa, Gabriela started her hustle and bustle in her twenties in an Apartheid South Africa in 1984 - a difficult landscape for anyone of colour, let alone a women in leadership.

As a self-motivated, driven and passionate Afrosapien, she found herself drawn to the areas of public relations, marketing and event-coordination. At the time, she successfully co-hosted an event known as "The Greatest Bargain Day" at Good Hope Centre - which at that time was the only big venue to host large events in Cape Town.

With a go-getter attitude, a keen sense for opportunity and an unbridled passion for positivity, Gabriela quickly rose to become a Director at Promotional Business Development in 1987-1989 running "The Greatest Bargain Day" event.

In 1990 she became a Business Partner and Manager for The Magic of Larry Soffer - successfully transforming and catapulting the artist from his humble beginnings of a table-hopping performer into one of the most recognizable Magicians within South Africa and across the globe today. During the 12 years of partnership, she helped to propel them far and wide in both travel and acclaim with her unique psychic insight, keen business acumen and marketing prowess.

She is one of a handful of South Africans to become a certified member of The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Gabriela is also actively involved in nurturing the next generation of magicians having served on the panel of judges at the College of Magic Junior Championship Stage and Close-Up performances.

In 2014, Gabriela decided that she needed to pivot slightly and focus on what she loves best - bringing out uniqueness and the curiosity of the mind... This time as the owner and founder of Afrosapien Entertainment where she seeks to ignite the passion of possibility within the public, private and corporate sectors.

Through our collaborative partnerships and ventures, we have been honoured to create memorable experiences with the following brands and events...

  • Media 24
  • Jerikoh Marketing
  • LEAT Corporation (State of Nevada)
  • ACCSA
  • Beekman Management Services
  • Sanlam Life Assurance Limited
  • SA Breweries
  • LAL Language Centre SA
  • One Million Strong
  • Spirit Education Foundation
  • CPUT
  • Department of Community Safety Western Cape
  • Western Cape Government
  • Bateleur Capital Pty (Ltd)
  • Timeless Africa - SA Safari
  • Plan One Procurement
  • Edo Spencer, Stewart (Cape)
  • Old Mutual
  • Mr. Price
  • Imperial Bank
  • Fairbridges
  • Durr Estates
  • Filcon Projects
  • Levi Strauss
  • iAfrica
  • SafariNow.Com
  • Magnetic Storm
  • About Entertainment
  • Black Jack Events
  • Afro Asia
  • Speakers Incorporated
  • Hyundai
  • Sotheby
  • Amy Bhiel Foundation
  • Hemmingways Casino
  • Adidas
  • ShowWorks
  • Pam Golding
  • Word4Word
  • Peanut Entertainment
  • Audi Midrand
  • Nestle
  • Adcock Ingram
  • Famous Brands
  • Nelson Mandela Splash Festival
  • Investec
  • KPMG
  • Saica
  • Black Jack Events
  • Sanlam
  • Southern Sun Hotel
  • Jacaranda FM
  • Heart 104FM
  • East Coast Radio
  • SA Online Events
  • Coronations Fund Management
  • Deloitte

Not on the list?

Get in touch and let's make your next event a memorable one for you & your guests!

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