Meet The Team

AfricaScope has a team of professional marketers, market researchers, GIS specialists & analysts, planners & demographers that it works with on products and services. We supplement our capacity by forming partnerships with key organizations and with individuals in specific fields. AfricaScope believes in putting together the best multidisciplinary teams possible in developing its products and in doing projects.

Bob Currin
CEO & co-Founder

Bob Currin is Managing Director of AfricaScope and is the responsible for socio-economic surveys. Bob specializes in the conducting of financial and MSME surveys in Africa and Asia. He has worked in more than 13 African countries and internationally in the advertising industry. Bob has worked for a wide variety of public and private sector organisations across Africa.

Craig Schwabe
Director & Co-founder

Craig focuses on the geospatial/GIS activities of the company. He specializes in the development of geospatial data products for South Africa and Africa. A further specialization is in the use of accessibility modelling in the public and private sectors. He has been an adviser to multilateral and multinational organizations in the development and use of geospatial data. Craig has published many reports, books, chapters and scientific papers as well as presented papers at a number of national and international conferences.

Katiso Rachabane
Researcher & Technologies Specialist

Katiso holds a BSc Degree in Genetics and Psychology. He is responsible for project planning, questionnaire design & programming, equipment/technologies setup and maintenance, fieldwork monitoring, quality control & data validating. He has worked on numerous projects including but not limited to: National Attitudinal Survey in Malawi, Understanding the Remittances from Botswana to Zimbabwe Survey, TIMS Regional Mapping Study and Safe Guard Young People Baseline Survey Lesotho. He also manages the web mapping portal of AfricaScope.

Julie-Anne Bell
Business Development

Julie-Anne specialises in consumer insights across a broad spectrum of industries and has worked on a number of projects specifically related to the shopping mall environment. Julie-Anne heads of AfricaScope's partnership with the MRF in the development of GeoMAPS that will see the mapping of the new Media and Product Survey (MAPS). She is responsible for new business development and actively participates on projects focusing of geospatial data development and analysis of retail development. She is passionate about consulting with brands and agencies to use secondary data in conjunction with bespoke or internal data in achieving their strategic objectives.

Sthembiso Makofane
GIS Analyst

Sthembiso is a graduate of the University of Pretoria and holds a BSc degree in geoinformation sciences. He participates on all geospatial projects and is specializing in the use of accessibility modelling in the optimization of retail facilities and in the defining of mall trade areas.

Afika Singano
GIS Analyst

Afrika is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand and is busy completing his Honours degree in geoinformation sciences at the University of Pretoria. He participates on all geospatial projects and is specializing in development of geospatial datasets, including sample frames for African countries, mapping township & Covid-19 data for incorporation into web mapping portals.

Meet GeoScope Europe

AfricaScope has established a sister company called GeoScope Europe that is based in Dublin, Republic of Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Bruce McCormack
Marketing Manager

Bruce is a qualified town and regional planner with over 40 years of planning experience in both the public and private sectors in South Africa and Ireland. He has been closely involved in Geographic Information matters, representing Ireland in relation to the INSPIRE Directive and being the President of the European-wide focused European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information (EUROGI). He is currently EUROGI Vice President and the President of the Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI). For over two years he was Senior Advisor: Spatial Data Infrastructures to the World Bank. Bruce is based in the Republic of Ireland.

Johann Fenske
Technical Manager

Johann is the Technical Director at Africascope Europe and is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has over twelve years' experience as a GIS Specialist and has strong geospatial software and hardware skills. He is fluent in the use of ESRI’s ArcGIS software as well as MicroImages’ TNT Mips software. His specializations include development of geospatial datasets, geospatial analysis and map production. He has also undergone training in conducting accessibility modelling.