I’m the Head of Communications. I’ve been working here since 1 August 2015.
My role is to facilitate communications from our organisation to our key constituencies through various media including social media, mainstream media and our website. I also provide stories and content for the SECTION27 and TAC publication, Spotlight. I draft media statements and field media queries, as well as assist with organising events and manage the branding and merchandise for our organisation.
I stick around because no day is the same. I’m involved in work that shapes the future of our country and make meaningful input into activities that make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable communities in South Africa.
I’m an accidental activist. Prior to working for SECTION27, I left corporate South Africa because I wanted to write more about health and education which have been my passion for decades. I did a stint as a journalist at a weekly magazine in the Media24 stable. Before that, I was involved in the tourism industry in various organisations from the private sector to an agency of government. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce from Wits University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Rhodes.