About us

Van Lill & Jovner Consulting (VJC) has been involved with project management and events for more than eight years.

What we do

Van Lill & Jovner Consulting (VJC) was founded in 2013 when CEO Johan van Lill and GM Suma Jovner, combined their unique skill sets and passion to form a services consulting and project management company, that assists companies to match their CSI budgets to South African education needs.

VJC is a young, dynamic company with a wealth of experience in youth and child teaching and education, particularly in Maths and Science.

“Our passion and expert skills lie allow us to assist clients to bring about the difference they want to make by skilfully marrying budget and dreams into practical concepts to eventually roll out as feasible life-changing projects.”

Meet our Team

We are a creative, innovative and dedicated team providing high-quality events, media products by means of a value-for-money service. We are a young, dynamic company with a lot of experience in youth and child products, teaching and education (specically in the fields of Maths and Science).

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Johan van Lill

CEO

Author, education specialist, radio documentarist, social entrepreneur, and arts philanthropist—Johan van Lill’s body of work demonstrates an individual motivated to make a positive impact on the environment around him. Widely regarded as the go-to expert on the complex stages of child development, he is one of the very few men in South Africa who holds qualifications in foundation-phase teaching.

An academic who has pursued his subject as far as Cambridge, Van Lill regularly consults with both schools and parents on how to prepare children optimally for school and formal learning. In addition, he has written several educational series, as well as developed primary and secondary school curricula.

Radio, in particular, has been the medium through which he has gained a reputation for enriching the lives of listeners across South Africa with his insightful documentaries on the arts, education, spirituality, and language. Van Lill’s vast oeuvre has been recognised by the South African Academy of Science and Arts, and he will receive a medal of honour for his contribution to the field during 2018. In 2017 he received the BASA Award for Art Journalism and in 2016 was recognised by the Western Cape Government for his contribution to Arts and Culture in the province.

Suma Jovner

General Manager

Logistics is the fuel that drives social entrepreneur Suma Jovner. Whether her focus is on corporate initiatives, public relations, project management, administration, arts and culture events or the development of specialised educational resources, VJC’s general manager continues to build a solid industry reputation for delivering hands-on, outcome-based, tangible results.

Results speak for themselves. A glance at this creative corporate problem-solver’s impressive resume reveals a string of happy past clients—including successful road shows and drive experiences for BMW SA, employee rewards events for MTN, and social responsibility projects for KFC.

Suma is motivated by much more than profit. She firmly believes that each project can make a positive difference. Among her past projects are several meaningful enterprises aimed at uplifting and empowering previously disadvantaged sections of society. These include introducing learners to the internet for the first time through MWeb Learning Online, and developing effective community-based projects in her capacity as branch organiser for the Afrikaans Language and Culture Association (ATKV).

Since starting VJC alongside CEO Johan van Lill in 2013, Suma has been able to spearhead projects that help reach client goals, and simultaneously invest directly back into the real world. Her personal highlights with the company include conceptualising SAASTA’s National Schools Debates Competition, developing the Capitec Foundation’s bursary program and new maths tutor pilot programme, and hosting several maths conferences for the Stigting vir Bemagtiging deur Afrikaans (SBA).