Our Team

Barbara Masekela

Board Member

Anti-apartheid stalwart and sister of legendary musician Hugh, Masekela is a long-serving African National Congress (ANC) activist, cultural worker and diplomat. During her 27 years in exile, she aided the ANC in Zambia, Ghana, Britain and the United States of America (USA). She worked as Nelson Mandela’s Chief of Staff before serving as South Africa’s Ambassador to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), France and USA. She has also held various positions on several boards.

Masekela has received a prestigious Order of Luthuli – Supreme Counsellor in Silver for her anti-apartheid work.

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 ...

Other members of our team

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 ...