The Plaatjies family is determined to keep Daniel’s memories and work alive and ensure it makes the maximum impact he would have desired
Lydia, Leandré, Danelle and Lidian
Servant Leader in partnership with Active Citizenship: Executive Outcomes started this project in 2013. Daniel created the vision and concept. Shooting started in 2015, and it was largely paid for by Daniel. The interviews continued until 2019. It was Daniel's plan to launch the project on the 1st January 2021 however his untimely death delayed his dream. However, our passionate team has dedicated their time to keep his dream alive.
DR. LYDIA-ANNE PLAATJIES
Lydia and Leslene are the Directors of Active Citizenship. They make sure that we achieve all project goals as set-out in their partnership agreement with Daniel.
A FAMILY AFFAIR OUR COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT TEAM
connect with Daniel's daughters sharing his legacy
Leandre has been working within the investment industry for close to 10 years. Leandre is passionate about people, community and serving others. Her purpose; to make the world a better place, by helping one person at a time.
Danelle is an LLM candidate at UCT where she is also a student leader. She also is a dedicated volunteer at various NGO's. Her passion is African innovation and the global project of building resilient institutions.
Lidian is Daniel"s youngest daughter and is currently a second year Theatre and Performance student at UCT. She aspires to continue the work of her parents; to make South Africa a better and safer place for all.
Daniel and Lydia approached me in 2015 about the series. Today it is such a privilege to be part of making sure Daniel's vision lives on. My company is I'M Original, and I am a passionate storyteller, and an awarded journalist, filmmaker and strategist who is determined to be part of creating content that matters, like #servantleader.
"What working with Daniel on Servant Leader meant to me is that the best leadership skill I can ever show to the world is the one I use to lead my home. And if I can lead a family, the world will just be a small task for me. And you have that, Banele he said as we clicked our glasses."
An aspiring filmmaker born and bred in Alexandra Township where his love of writing, sharing his stories, and making films began. Banele has a National Diploma in Motion Picture and Television Production at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). He is a jack of all trades as an editor, cameraperson, scriptwriter, director, and translator. Banele also passionately inspires others to tell their stories. More
A multi-skilled producer/director with a career in the television and the production industry spanning over 20 years. She cut her teeth in newsrooms of Etv news and SABC as an ENG and current affairs cameraperson before moving on to covering, and directing current affairs, documentaries and factual entertainment for various local and international broadcasters. More
Experienced Cinematographer and Editor with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast and movie industry. Determined about giving the marginalised a voice to speak their truth through skills transfer. An observant leader with an array of skills reaching across the continent. Reel
An award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose current affairs stories have made local and international headlines. He is the former Executive producer of an investigative journalism programme, Special Assignment. He currently works with Moja Media where he is a senior producer. More
A TV Broadcaster for around 15 years since he was 13 years old. Currently, Andrew works at a production company and international broadcaster as Head of Production and Post. His profession is Camera Operator, Video Editor and Technical Director. More
Working with Daniel was a wonderful experience and I will always count myself lucky for having been part of the team!
TANYA VON ABO
TANYA VON ABO
Editor full interviews
Tanya is a qualified sound engineer and video editor with more than a decade of experience in film and television. She has worked on all sorts of projects and productions as offline and online editor as well as post production supervisor. More
An award-winning film, television and video maker. Brett is passionate and creative with a broad technical and narrative skillset. This, in combination with his vast film-making experience, makes him a great creative storyteller with the ability to solve problems under pressure. More
""When I heard Daniel speak about the "ironical concept" of servant leadership, I thought he was in some way removed from the realities of the African continent, where political leaders seek to wield and accumulate immeasurable power and wealth, leaders whose goals come nothing close to being perceived as servants. I see now that what Daniel meant, was that to be a leader, serving the multitude must be the driver. Daniel was not clueless after all, because he didn't just preach it, he lived it. Championing #danielstories will ensure that the concept of servant leadership, travels from the lips and social media feeds of many, to the leadership fabric of Africa."
Writer of profiles
An award-winning writer and storyteller who seeks to create content that reflects humanity. Whether exploring cultures, examining human rights, or interviewing victims, she is fully immersed in the stories she tells. More
NICOLENE DE WEE
Writer of Daniel's story
A qualified journalist with 26 years of experience in broadcast and print media.
She is currently a second-year Master's in Journalism student at the University of Stellenbosch. More
A passion for the dramatic arts and has been in theatre productions and short films. She is currently a Junior Copywriter at 3Verse. Before joining 3Verse, Khanya was an editor for What’s On In Cape Town magazine.
Editor of transcriptions
An award-winning journalist and has spent the past two decades in newsrooms, in digital communications. She has recently branched out on her own, doing communications consulting, opinion writing, website content, and social media. More