Nonkululeko Manyika Title Nonkululeko Manyika is Director at NONI and NONISA, a wholly owned Black Female construction company. She's a qualified CA (SA) with more than 10 years experience in the private sector particularly in construction, financial services (banking and insurance), logistics, and non-profit organisations. She has intimate knowledge in the petroleum industry around legislative and governance requirements that enable successful investment vehicles benefitting broader black communities. Nonkululeko uses her wealth of experience to provide strategic guidance to organisations looking to thrive. She's meticulous, has strong interpersonal skills, and has a strong desire to solve problems through innovation and critical thinking. Her strongest desire is to leave a good imprint and conduct herself with honesty and integrity.
Pontsho Pilane Title Pontsho is an award-winning journalist, author and media lecturer. She also works with local and international social justice organisations to create impactful campaigns, media training workshops and communication strategies. In 2015, she started a campaign called #FreeToBleed and put forward a policy proposal to Parliament for the provision of free sanitary pads to disadvantaged people who menstruate. In 2018, the value-added tax on disposable sanitary pads was removed but she still works towards the realisation of free pads for all who menstruate in South Africa.
Vuyolethu Mntonintshi Title Rural Democracy Programme. In this role, he has advanced fundamental human rights for marginalised communities and worked on projects about child abuse, assisting survivors with access to shelters, and has supported other social justice organisations to develop sexual harassment policies. He has worked on a number of landmark Constitutional Court cases on GBV, ensuring access to justice for survivors and perpetrators are held accountable for their actions. Vuyolethu is committed to promoting social justice and dedicating his efforts to fulfilling the Constitution's promise of a quality life for all citizens. He holds an LLB degree from Walter Sisulu University and is currently pursuing Interdisciplinary Master's in Human Rights at the University of the Free State.
Kgomotso KG Moeketsi Title KG Moeketsi broke the door open for women as South Africa's first woman to host a show on commercial radio at Kaya FM. She has 25 years experience in the media industry where she worked at Radio Bop, Kaya FM, BBC Radio, Gagasi FM, SABC 3, Metro FM, Radio 2000, MDDA, Soweto TV, Moja Love and SAFM. Kgomotso is a highly skilled dialogue facilitator, MC, and consultant who conducts training for community radio.Being one to break barriers placed before women, she became the first commercial radio programmer for Gagasi FM in 2004. She played a pivotal role in launching the flagship show titled Show Me Love on Moja Love where she was one of four women on the panel. She has a 360 degree understanding of both community and commercial radio from an on-air and a management perspective. Kgomotso is a feminist who is invested in advocating for equal pay, equal rights, raising awareness, and eradicating the scourge of GBV and femicide in our country. She strongly believes that freedom is futile if women are held hostage by their fear of men in the country.