RENAISSANCE STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS
Renaissance Strategic Solutions offers legal, strategic, and creative advocacy services. Kim Robinson established the company in 2011 to put her passion for Africa to work. Although she is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Renaissance has both an African and global reach.
Our legal branch allows law firms and businesses to network across the Atlantic Ocean. Renaissance acts as that much-needed honest broker between Africa and the US. We specialise in connecting people and building lasting relationships. The Strategic Solutions branch offers a variety of organisational development services to corporates, SMEs, and NGOs. Our third branch fosters creativity. First, we raise funds for African film and television. Second, we promote the arts.
Kim Robinson | CEO
Kim Robinson is a Harvard educated attorney, a mediator accredited in the United Kingdom and South Africa, Fulbright Scholar, Certified Ethics Officer, trainer, facilitator, and senior executive with extensive experience throughout Africa. Her experience includes work in South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Swaziland, Kenya, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Zambia. She is credited as an Associate Producer of award-winning South African film, Tell Me Sweet Something directed by Akin Omotoso.
Law firms and businesses require legally credible and culturally sensitive relationships. We advise, build relationships, and solve disputes. We build bridges between Africa and the US using our networks and connections.
We offer capacity building, training, strategic planning, and facilitation services. We also train and consult on USAID procedures. Uniquely, we also provide ethics training.
This branch of Renaissance serves two functions. First, it enables and encourages storytelling. It primarily assists through the raising of funds. Second, it promotes the central role that both arts and culture play in society.
Kim conducted a review of organisational policies to ensure we have a clear policy framework, including compliance and implementation. Her delivery was excellent and her recommendations tailor-made.
Theo Kapito – OSISA
The journey to making a film is long and if you can understand the stamina required for a marathon you have some idea. Tell Me Sweet Something took five years to make and along the way, Kim Robinson, as one of the crowd funders, was always supportive, enthusiastic and on the film’s release was one of the many in the front line making sure the film reached a wide and diverse audience. People like Kim make the marathon worthwhile.
Akin Omotoso – Director
Renaissance did a phenomenal job with our outreach to South Africa.
John Edozie – Madu, Edozie & Madu
Kim is a highly valued Special Advisor to the Ruth First Jeppe Memorial Trust. Her experience with scholarship programmes and enthusiastic support is invaluable especially as she engages the Trust.
Kevin Tait – Trust Manager, Jeppe Girls High
Kim ran a team building for our leadership team that was absolutely excellent. She both challenged and supported us as a group and individually. Highly recommended.
Laurie Adams – Oxfam
The Conference of Western Attorneys General facilitated an excellent training for the South African Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Without Renaissance, it would not have happened.
Dr Linda Meyer – Former Head of Justice College
I worked with Kim on an inter-office youth program design. Kim was able to lead in a way that increased efficiency.
Sonia Gloss – USAID
Kim is an excellent trainer. She is task-oriented, an expert in her field and a pleasure to work with.
Lindie Saunderson – Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs
Kim is a very good strategist with excellent ideas on how to translate big strategic imperatives into practical achievable targets.
Sandile Ndbaba – ISASA
Kim understands the complexity of human experience and how society and individuals deal with the paradox of change. She is an asset to any endeavour, showing both empathy and insight.
Annalet Steenkamp – Filmmaker
Kim reviewed and edited the executive summary of my business plan for Kgololo Academy, pushing me to create a clearer vision. Others will also find value in Renaissance Strategic Solutions.