Hive Connect enables technology for retailers, brands and consumers. The perfect partner for collaboration, implementation and execution.

By leveraging state-of-the-art digital technologies in print, digital & media, we create seamless customer experiences and provide business solutions for retailers, brands and consumers.

We have unparalleled efficiency in technology enablement & development. Through our platforms, we enable innovative solutions, products and services that deliver outstanding results for our clients.

Being able to locate the best technology in the global marketplace and put it into the hands of our customers truly sets us apart. It allows us to guarantee our solutions deliver the kind of ROI which optimises our clients’ business objectives in exceptional fashion.

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Why Hive?


We are the pioneering digital technology business at Hirt & Carter Group Solutions – A Tiso Blackstar Group Company. Traditional business models and the technologies they depend upon are becoming obsolete. We are uniquely positioned to deliver radical innovation to retailers, brands, consumers and businesses. We constantly discover innovative ways to leverage new technology to build long-term, aggressive growth strategies that delivers ROI results for our clients.

Our Vision

Our Vision

We aim to be the essential business partner of choice that harnesses, leverages and enables the power of global technology to bridge the print and digital divide. We implement unsurpassed business drivers that optimally position our clients for the future.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our primary reason for existence is to transcend the divide between print and digital by seamlessly blending the two through the astute enablement of the world’s most innovative technologies to effect true digital empowerment for both our group and our clients.

Our Team

We are a team of highly motivated, skilled digital evangelists. We build scale through group collaboration and our core team is dedicated to developing and enabling innovative technology.

We are driven by the ability of digital technology to build brands and create immersive experiences. We do what we love and we love what we do.

Chantal Donnelly
Head Of Digital

Promoting Digital Transformation in our industry. Chantal is a digital enthusiast and enabler of technology. With over 20 years of experience in the print, media, advertising and retail industry, digital has become her lifeblood. A workaholic mom of one incredible kid and our digital advocate. Greatest passion – Family & Travel.


Brandon Sookdeo
Digital Graphic & Web Designer

Brandon is our Digital Graphic & Web Designer who is passionate about design and technology. He has been involved in the creative industry for more than 9 years. Being a creative is his superpower. Nature inspires him and he’s at the beach any chance he gets. Cars, good movies, plus family and friends equals no worries… Hakuna Matata!


Dylan Samuel
Digital Co-ordinator 

Dylan is our young and effervescent Digital Co-ordinator. Having completed his media degree at Wits University, he works to inject a fresh and vibrant perspective into any brand/campaign strategy and implementation that we do.  Dylan is responsible for all execution from start to finish, this means getting the results and delivering every task on time and within budget.  A Rockstar!


Alan Haarhoff
Head of Product

Alan is an experienced ICT product manager with a solid technical and development background. He has strong capabilities in and a passion for UI, UX, product development and analytics. His driving force is developing products and platforms that solve challenges and drive sustainable business strategies.



Mpumelelo Chaincomo
Implementation Coordinator

Mpumelelo is a young, dynamic professional with a wealth of transferable skills gained in both the retail and IT sector. After joining our business as a Software Development Intern, Mpumelelo gained a vast amount of experience in dealing with client relations and digital product implementation. Since then she has succeeded as our Implementation Co-ordinator where she works to promote & manage our digital products and provides world class support to our clients.


Seleshini Moodley
Account Manager

Seleshini is our Account Manager and brings over 8 years’ experience in the digital industry to the table. Her self-driven attitude and ability to skilfully manage and exceed expectations has proven to be beneficial to our blue-chip clients. Seleshini is engaging, efficient and brings a fresh perspective to our client strategic needs. Her personal motto is based on Mahatma Ghandis quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world”.



Hive Connect is backed by a formidable powerhouse of retail & print experience. We position ourselves alongside world-class partners who share our innovative vision of bridging the gaps between physical & digital. We create smart, connected digital solutions through technology.

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    The Power of Voice! Why type when you can talk? – by Chantal Donnelly

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