As a speaker, I provide keynote speeches, master of ceremonies, facilitation and moderation services, for clients in different industries and sectors.

Experience: I am a sought-after speaker and academic with two decades of experience in media, education, transformation and diversity. I am regularly requested to be a keynote speaker, moderator and panelist by schools, universities, non-government organisations and corporates. My key areas of focus are education, media and politics (political parties, the party system, South Africa, Africa) and identity politics (race, class, gender). I am also passionate about South Africa and Africa’s Past and Future and speak on these topics with global and local audiences.

I hold a Master in International Relations degree from the University of Witwatersrand, and an Honours and Undergraduate degree from Rhodes University. I have also completed certificate courses with Wits Business School and Duke University’s Fuqua Business School.

Career highlights also include being awarded the following accolades: Eskom Book Bursary (2003), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (2004), Clive Menell Media Fellowship, Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.A. (2007),PRISA PRISM Bronze Awards (2011), Rising Star Finalist in Entrepreneurship Category (2014), British Council Researcher Links UK-SA workshop participant (2017), Austrian Leadership Programme (ALPS) (2018), and the CPUT Riftal Research Grant (2018).

Previous Talks

On Identity and Diversity

  • Building Resilience as Women Leaders, Female Principal Conference, South Africa
  • South Africa’s Past and Future, Executive MBA Michigan State University visiting delegation, South Africa
  • Race and Ethnicity, Grade 12 High School students, South Africa
  • Who Am I / Who I Am STORY CAFÉ , Women’s Zone Panel Discussion,  South Africa
  • A Feminist Manifesto, Frederick Boll Stiftung workshop for young female environmental activists, Cape Town , South Africa
  • Black History Month: Is it relevant to South Africa and what is the impact of such observances? American Corner, Central Library Cape Town, South Africa
  • People Power in South Africa, North-Eastern University Social Enterprise Institute study visit, South Africa

On Media

  • Media for Community Activism, World Press Freedom Day Dialogue, Right to Know, South Africa
  • State of South African Media, Missouri University visiting journalism students, South Africa
  • Changing the African Narrative, Bruno Kreisky Forum, Austria
  • Black Wednesday and Press Freedom Today, South African Broadcasting Corporation Seminar, South Africa

On Curriculum Transformation

  • Decolonising the Curriculum Using Technology, University of East London, United Kingdom
  • Decolonising the Curriculum, University of Nottingham Trent, United Kingdom
  • Colonisation and its impact on former colonies today, Global Studies class, University of Nottingham Trent, United Kingdom
  • Decolonisation, a complex drama of words, Cape Peninsula University, South Africa
  • Did the Fallists Fail, Youth Day Debate, Apartheid Museum, South Africa
  • Decolonising the Journalism Curriculum, New Academics’ Transitions Regional Colloquium Launch, UCT
  • Confronting the Challenges of Africanising Curriculum in Media Disciplines, Highway Africa, South Africa
  • Whose Jazz is it Anyway? Decolonising the jazz curriculum, Cape Town Jazz Festival, Arts Education Workshops
  • Decolonising and Transforming Medicine, Tygerberg Postgraduate Council Seminar Stellenbosch University
  • Making the invisible visible: two lecturers’ reflections on challenging rainbowism and privilege in a South African classroom, Building Bridges, Chania, Greece
  • Students’ experiences regarding participatory parity in different disciplinary and higher education contexts in the Western Cape, South African Education Research Association (SAERA) Conference
  • Local Government and Media, South African Cities Network Panel at Local Government Day seminar series, Highway Africa, Rhodes University