National agency moves to offices at CBD art centre

Business Reporter

AFTER being housed at Coega for the past few years, a national public relations company is moving into its own office space.

Meropa Communications, which has branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, is taking office space in the newly refurbished Athenaeum, which is also home to the Little Theatre in Central.

Meropa chief executive Peter Mann said until the opening of the PE office recently, Meropa had been accommodated by Coega.

“However, the advent of other clients meant that we had to establish our own office.” The Athenaeum building is a community space for the creative industries, which Meropa PE office head Amy Shelver describes as the perfect place from which to work.

“Through our work with various clients, such as the Coega Development Corporation, Air Products SA and the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, we see increasing potential for the Eastern Cape economy and are committed to being a part of it,” Shelver said.

Shelver is supported by Lauren Human and Salome Clack.

In addition to the South African offices, the agency reaches into 17 African countries through its AfricaOne network, Shelver says.