The Team

Marina Nestel

Founder and Managing Director

The Little Black Book’s reputation speaks volumes about Marina’s innovative and strategic thought processes, along with her significant industry expertise and experience, much of which was gained whilst working for London’s internationally acclaimed PR agency, “Purple PR” in Savile Row, Mayfair.
Upon meeting Marina, you will instantly understand the magnetism of her presence due to her warmth, authenticity and fabulous sense of humour. Often just in the right place at the right time, Marina has a natural flair for attracting all sorts of the best types of people and has earned a reputation as a walking “who’s who” of Cape Town’s elite. Quite apart from her dynamism and natural enthusiasm, this is why she is able to provide the best audience for any occasion, whether it be in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Vusi Vokwana


Vusi brings a fresh approach to The Little Black Book. She is a serial entrepreneur whose core competence is identifying opportunities in underserved markets and capitalising on them. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and cut her teeth in the Private Banking environment. She is a retail specialist who specialises in turning ailing businesses around. Her work as a corporate strategist and her skills as a mentor will make her a critical addition to the team.