Thursday, June 28, 2012


John Pearce International Marketing "Swazi Secrets"Swazi Indigenous Products (SIP)100% owned by 2400 rural women suppliersMpaka Swaziland
june 2010


I write to share the news that Swazi Indigenous Products are one of the 25 winners of the 2012 Equator Initiative Prize, awarded by UNDP’s Equator Initiative to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. It marked the proudest moment of her life when Sindile Mamba went on stage at the Awards Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro last week. Selected by a highly distinguished panel of jurors including
Sir Richard Branson, Mohammed Yunus, Richard Strange and Gilberto Gil. She received the Marie Aminata Khan Award $20,000 doubled up by matched funding from the WK Kellogg Foundation. 

Singer Sindile Mamba went to Brazil for an amazing reward! 
I want to thank VideoProducer and Video-Marketing Expert: Jan van der Meer in particular for giving freely of his service to support and market us with a wonderful promotional video that has inevitably contributed to our on-going success and development, culminating last week in this award.  That video has proved exceptionally popular with our members and customers and with our patron, the Queen Mother of Swaziland.  

We wish Jan every success in his work with other community groups like ourselves and look forward to his next visit and developing our video promotional resources further.

Yours sincerely,
John Pearce
International Marketing "Swazi Secrets" Mpaka Swaziland

Watch the Swazi Secrets promo clip here:
And watch this the funny "making of"version:

The song chorus is:  " I Marula, I Marula, I Marula rula rula " 4x while you see the nuts cracking and people soaping them in, with the Swazi Secrets products. Marula is for the first time used here as a verb: I Marula; You Marula; We Marula; meaning we wash (Marula) ourselves with Marula products. So: "I Marula my Baby everyday!" (Jan ‘borrowed’ the Amarula Song and also produced several clips for Amarula on YouTube; search for those Amarula Songs !)
The rest of the I MARULA VIDEOCLIP lyrics are:

I heard a Swazi Secret I learned it from the trees
How nature has the answers And we discovered these
There’s lots of Swazi Secrets  
Marula is the best
So give your skin a real treat And put it to the test-

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Welcome Voluntourists in Swaziland.
Book now as tourist for Hotels and TourOperators taking care of foundations and helping (Orphan) Schoolkids. If your organisation, hotel or compagny also supports Schools in South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda? I would love to produce another volunteerclip barterbased.  Please contact me at: studio@Global-DVC.NL