Our Team

Banele Poni

Editor

Banele Poni was born in the Western Cape but his roots are in Gcuwa – a small village in the Eastern Cape. In 2010, while attending Bulumko Secondary in Khayelitsha he became an ‘Equalizer’ – an active member of Equal Education. Equal Education advocates for quality and equality in the South African education system.

In 2012, He became involved in documentary filmmaking via the Equal Education platform, where he received training and embarked on making his first documentary ‘Siwe’s Journey’ – exploring the challenges around sanitation in schools and communities in Khayelitsha.

In 2014, He started an internship with Equal Education becoming a Community leader and activist. He is ex student of Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking at Green Point Cape Town Banele is passionate about making films and dreams of being a key player in the South African Film Industry.

Now he is still working at Street Talk Stories where he is working as a/Editor/Camera/ Sound Tech/Researcher.He also worked for Steps the Future where he was an office assistant and co-facilitator. He is determined to provide a platform for the marginalised and voiceless members of our society. He specializes in cinematographer and editing.

Richard Mills
Mills is a film editor, producer, director and cameraman. Educated in South Africa, he lived ...
Shelley Barry
Barry is an award-winning filmmaker, poet and lecturer. After graduating from the universities of Cape ...
Jo Menell
Menell is an award-winning television reporter, producer and director. He received an MA in Anthropology ...
Barbara Masekela
Anti-apartheid stalwart and sister of legendary musician Hugh, Masekela is a long-serving African National Congress ...

Other members of our team

Kayla Stamps
Kayla Stamps is pursuing her Masters at the University of Southern California. She is currently ...
Wanga Mafenuka
Wanga started rapping in 1996. He tells classic stories in xhosa slang known as " ...
Leyche’ Carelse
Leyche Carelse born in 1998 in Cape Town, Western Cape. She studied Film and Television ...
Primrose Mrwebi
Writer, performer, and poet, Primrose Mrwebi has written and edited for titles such as Cosmopolitan, Fairlady, Bona, Abafazi, Student Life and many ...
Banele Poni
Banele Poni was born in the Western Cape but his roots are in Gcuwa – ...
Wisaal Abrahams
Wisaal was selected as a South African Youth Leader Representative at a UN MDG Conference ...
Esley Anne Philander
Filmmaker and Community Journalist, Esley Philander has a BA (Hons) and  was awarded an Andrew ...