Giving youth a voice in the media


Ndibulele Sotondoshe

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Ndibulele is a second year Journalism student at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He matriculated in 2011 and completed a Higher Certificate in Journalism at Rosebank College in 2012. He describes himself as "an inquisitive, hardworking and ambitious individual."

"I read novels and listen to music during my spare time. Journalism is my passion, I put my heart in it," he says.

Laaeka Edries


Laeeka is a presenter at ITV, entertainment reporter at JournalismIziko, an independent blogger and Journalism student at the Durban University of Technology. A self-proclaimed coffee-drinker Laeeka likes to taking photos when she gets a chance. She says, "The pen is not mightier than the sword, the pen is your sword, so fight!"

Keshia Africa

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Keshia is a 19 year old first year Journalism student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). She loves writing, fashion and photography. She describes herself as an extrovert and optimist and relies on the motto Carpe Diem for inspiration.


Lizeka Maduna


Lizeka is a level two Journalism student at the Durban University of Technology, and also a reporter for Journalismiziko. She is passionate about media and the youth, has a “crazy passion” for television and radio. Lizeka loves writing about youth and crime and interacting on social media because it allows her to “interact with people worldwide and it helps me keep posted about everything,” she says.

Nqaba Mpofu


Nqaba sees the current challenges confronting South  African youth as endless opportunities for youth to get involved in their communities. He is of the opinion that a better understanding of these social challenges is necessary for solutions to emerge and believes that through engaging, consultation, reflecting, and action young people can galvanize the transformation  process in South Africa. His blogs, Let's Share Our Thoughts and Views- Freely! and The Literary Blog are testament of his love for writing and shed light on his thoughts on some general issues.