Our Team

Esley Anne Philander


Filmmaker and Community Journalist, Esley Philander has a BA (Hons) and  was awarded an Andrew W Mellon Fellowship in Humanities to complete her Honours year.  In 2009 Esley attended the Imagine Institute’s pan African Young Talents Programme in Burkina Faso under the tutorship of the legendary Gaston Kabore, where she received her training in filmmaking.  In 2012 she was selected to participate in DW Akadamie’s TV Journalism/Features African Stories Co-production and successfully produced a TV Feature, Indigenous Sounds, for Deutsche Welle TV’s Global 3000 magazine programme.  Her short documentary, Khonexted, has also been selected for international film festivals and was broadcast as part of the Ikon South Africa short documentary showcase on SABC2. Her first short story, The Bus Stop, was selected for publishing in This is My Land.

Barbara Masekela

Board Member Anti-apartheid stalwart and sister of legendary musician Hugh, Masekela is a long-servi...

Shelley Barry

Board Member Barry is an award-winning filmmaker, poet and lecturer. After graduating from the unive...

Jo Menell

Director Menell is an award-winning television reporter, producer and director. He received an MA in...

Richard Mills

Director Mills is a film editor, producer, director and cameraman. Educated in South Africa, he live...

Other members of our team

Banele Poni

Editor Banele Poni was born 1993 in the Western Cape but his roots are in Gcuwa – a small village in...

Nkosazana Sithole

Office manager Nkosazana she grew up in Stellenbosch. She attended FSA classes in 2009. She went on...

Esley Anne Philander

Filmmaker and Community Journalist, Esley Philander has a BA (Hons)...

Pretty Mcetywa

Researcher Pretty is a multi-talented young lady who grew up in Stellenbosch but has lived in locati...

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