Giving youth a voice in the media

Johannesburg Journalists

Tshwanelo Fokazi


Tshwanelo is a 21-year-old Media Studies student majoring in advertising. She is the blogger behind “South Africa's Most Inspiring blog” which digs up the inspiring background-come-success stories of successful women in South Africa for the sake of enlightening, empowering and challenging the perceptions of youth with stories of perseverance.  She is a future Civic Leader and has been guest-listed for BBC Africa debates; she was the virtual-speaker for the Involve Youth twitter talk on and is also part of the Young African Leaders initiative Network.

Sibahle Motha


A Bachelor of Arts graduate at Wits University, Sibahle is also a content producer for Voice of Wits (Vow fm). “I love everything about the media. I hope that I can one day leave my footprint in the media industry, both in print and broadcast,” she states.

Favourite quote, 'And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music, Friedrich Nietzsche.

Rekopile Belebesi


Rekopile is a third year International Relations major at theUniversity of Witwatersrand. She worked for Kult 94.5 a university radio station in the U.S and has a blog on tumbler which was voted as the most creative by Elle Magazine in 2013. She describes herself as a bubbly individual who you’re bound to meet with a camera in hand. Visit her visit blog at 

Nkosinathi Mhlanga


Nkosinathi studied at the University of South Africa where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science in 2014. He is passionate about news and media, and is intends on studying towards Honours in Journalism next year. 

Mamolotsi Mothibi


Mamolotsi is a business Owner currently studying for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is also trained as a radio presenter and current affairs writer.