Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing

Xavier Desktop Publishing and Corporate Services, an equal opportunity company, was established at the beginning of 1999 in response to a distinct demand for specialist knowledge, skills and manpower resources required to improve organisations’ performance and effectiveness. The company has grown considerably in just over five years. Most of our staff hails from a historically disadvantaged background (HDI’s) with approximately 30% of the workforce being female.  Xavier Desktop Publishing and Corporate Services is 100% owned by historically disadvantaged individuals.  The respective members devote 100% of their time to the business.

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Graphic Design and DTP provides the following services:-

  • Graphic Design (layout, typesetting, editing and proof-reading); and
  • concept origination, digital scanning as well as publishing of:
  • Annual financial statements;
  • Corporate ID and logo design; and
  • Magazines, brochures, newsletters, periodicals, promotional pamphlets, posters, advertisements, book covers, letterheads, business cards, compliment slips, charts, diagrams, illustrations, calendars and mouse pads.

Projects undertaken:

Anglo Coal South Africa – Energy Vision
Current

Optima – Anglo American PLC
Ongoing quarterly publication

Anglo Coal South Africa – ‘Towards Sustainability'
2003 and 2004 issues, July 2005/6

City of Johannesburg Annual Report
2002/03 and 2004/05

BHP Billiton PLC Annual Report 2002
2003

Lonmin Plc – Corporate Accountability
Report 2003 and 2004

Management profile

The managing member, Aliwiya Jardine Fourie, (44), is an historically disadvantaged individual (HDI) who grew up in Riverlea, Johannesburg, qualifying as a desktop publisher at a time when training in this industry was reserved for whites only.  Her experience was gained at Sached Trust, DSF Holdings, Studio Press and the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM).
She was headhunted from Disk Express by Anglo American Corporation, where she worked for a period of three years as chief typesetter with overall responsibility for all matter produced in the studio. 

This entailed project managing several annual reports, corporate magazines and matters pertaining to the organisation both locally and overseas.  Major publications she was responsible for included, Optima, AngloWorld, Techno News, Interface, Safety and Health reports, Preliminary prospectus of City of Johannesburg bond issue, other advertising and corporate directories.  She has project managed more than a dozen annual reports and been responsible for producing the material for local and international exhibitions. 

Since terminating her services at Anglo American, Aliwiya continues to provide services to the corporation on a contractual basis. She is also responsible for the day-to-day office management and project co-ordination within the company.

Aliwiya is a respected member of the printing and advertising industry, serving on the Loerie Awards panel that annually grade and nominate winners of various advertising categories including actual publications.

Our core staff compliment consists of approximately sixty (60) individuals who are     engaged in various projects dependant on their primary competencies.