History. People. Bright future
Where it all began
Zikedish evolved from a small video production house called “Great White Creations,” founded by Dawie le Hanie. Dawie expanded the business in 2014 to cater to the needs of a wider variety of clientele. Zikedish was born. Our founding principles are honesty, hard work, and superior customer service and products. You can read more about our early history in this post.
Who we are
Dawie le Hanie
Founder | Owner | Creative
Dawie has more than ten years of experience in all facets of video production and managing a production house. He grew up in an artistic family in Springs, near Johannesburg. After matriculating from the Springs Technical High School, where he excelled in various fields, he achieved an LLB degree from the University of Pretoria. He later also obtained a diploma in Business Administration and Management (with distinction), and has completed numerous certificate courses on video and music production. He loves history, art, nature conservation, and composing music.
“Our classroomeducation.online website and first mathematics courses are now live. This is the culmination of years of planning, months of hard work, and the realization of one of Zikedish’s founding missions. I excelled in all my subjects at school – except for mathematics. That is why I fully support Linda in her quest for inspiring and better mathematics education.”
Linda le Hanie
Co-owner | Education specialist
Linda has a passion for education – especially mathematics education. During the past two decades, she taught mathematics at both High and Primary School and is currently a lecturer at SANTS Private Higher Education Institution for BEd Intermediate Phase Teaching. Her tertiary career started in 2017 by being a methodology of mathematics lecturer at the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria (UP). In her early years, she also acquired experience by teaching chemistry in the United Kingdom as well as observing a German teacher training program of the BLLV as part of a student exchange program. In 2017 she obtained her MEd degree in mathematics education (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria and is currently enrolled for her Ph.D. in mathematics education.
What’s in a name
“Zikedish” is a fun original word created by Linda, in 2001. It is synonymous with zealousness – being passionate, devoted, enthusiastic, and energetic. Our slogan and vision can be summarized in these four words: “Be zealous, be Zikedish.” The sound clip below is how we pronounce it.