Public Relations and communications student at the University of Johannesburg, focus area: Social Media Relations. Area of interest: Women empowerment, Media relations, Internal Publications, Events coordination and management, PR planning and internal communication strategies.Peacebuilding and international development, strong training and facilitation skills, accredited assessor, policy analysis, research and writing experience, management and financial grant reporting capacity, complex project coordination and organising ability, strategic planning and organisational development expertise, advocacy and lobbying practice, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment, networking and relationship building, mediation and facilitation of dialogue, consensus building and fundraising.Worked in cross-cultural environments on issues of conflict transformation, organisational development, identity and diversity, mediation and social healing. Developed, coordinated and managed peacebuilding programs in South Africa and abroad. Has extensive training, facilitation, and curriculum development experience. She was a key trainer for the Coalition for Peace in Africa and is currently a core trainer for- Non Violent Peace Force on Unarmed Civilian Protection. Recently she worked as a mediator/ facilitator within the transport conflict arena in the Western Cape as well as exploring community social healing modalities focusing on the narratives of young people. Working with the District 6 Museum she has also developed a keen interest on issues of heritage and working with memory. She sits on the local Steering Committee of ACTION for Conflict TransformationHonours degree in Sociology; specializing on programs that put weight behind ensuring Africa’s progress, promoting citizen participation, good governance and conflict resolution. Deeply connected to the needs and potential solutions that promote political, socio-economic rights of ordinary people. Main interests, advocacy, lobbying, research, writing publications and report writing.Political Science master’s student focusing on; Post-conflict elections, International Election Observation, Electoral Integrity,Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development. Areas of interest include; Peace building and state building, Democratisation in Africa, Good Governance, Human Rights and Social Justice.Honors degree in international relations and a major in political science. Specializes in areas of Security and Strategic studies, Peace, Conflict and Mediation and Foreign Policy. Areas of interest include: Peacekeeping and Conflict resolution, Human and People Rights, International Organizations, African regional Studies and Mediation.Skilled in Constitutional law and Human Rights(ENS Africa), Conflict Transformation, Peace Building and Community Development. Areas of interest include fundraising, social issues, gender issues and engaging with local communities to promote and develop infrastructures of peace.Excellent logistical support skills, Resource management, Supplier relations management. Areas of interest include peacebuilding and networking.Financial management, donor reporting to donors, and human resource management. Good leadership and communication skills.Honours degree in social anthropology, specialising in the study of post-conflict reconciliation and transitional justice. Main interests include pacifism and nonviolence, demilitarisation, the environment, women in religion, religion and conflict, and the opportunities for technology and art to transform conflict.Financial Management and Donor reporting, strong business management and good leadership skills. Interested in sustainable organization development and fund raisingCampaigns, Economic and community development, Pan Africanism and African RENAISSANCE, excellent rappoteuring skills, campaigns strategist, communications and mass mobilization, facilitation and training skills. Special areas of interest are, alternative and rare leadership, Africanism, sustainable rural development, land reform, people to people solidarity, migration, and refugee rights.
Currently a director, editor, writer and producer of a sports show on SABC 2, ‘Sportsview’. Okepne Ojang is originally from Cameroon. He started in the film industry as a Production assistant in 2005 and worked as an assistant camera operator, assistant sound operator with Plexus Films on corporate jobs. During this period he did a 6month stint with Visual Impact, where he developed his technical skills for film and commercial sets. Between the years of 2006 and 2008 he freelanced on various projects in the South African Film, Television and Commercials industry with companies such as Monkey films, Egg Films, MIA, Ground Glass productions, Navigator and Kalahari Pictures, to name a few. Towards the end of 2008, while working as production manager for Plexus Films on a television reality series, ‘Headwrap’ (www.plexusfilms.co.za), he made his first film, ‘Congo My foot’. After scooping the audience award for best South African short film in the 2008 Tricontinental film festival, it went to grace screens on festivals across the globe, including; Berlinale, New York African Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, and licensed by Aljazeera broadcast network and South African Broadcasting Corporation. In 2010, through his dedication, commitment and experience, Okepne produced his first music video (Caves), for ‘The Plastics’, a South African pop band (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61RLt-wkwWw). He has acquired a great deal of experience in Feature films, documentaries, commercials and Television over the last 9years.