Carol  Dyantyi

Carol Dyantyi is a mother of five, born on the 6th of May 1956. Carol could not complete her matric at Morris Isaacson due to the Soweto Uprising in 1976, In 1980 Carol worked as waitress at the Carlton Hotel she then registered with an ABET institute and completed her matric in 1993.

In 1997 she registered with RAU College now known as The University of Johannesburg where she studied and completed her Diploma in community development. She further studied through Unisa for HIV/AIDS Counseling in 1999.

In December 2002 Carol Founded Ikageng Itireleng Aids Ministry in Orlando West. Ikageng Itireleng Ministry is a non-profit organization which uses a community outreach approach and home base caregivers to support Orphaned and Vulnerable children and youth in Soweto. Carol is currently furthering her course on Community Development and leadership through the University of Johannesburg.

Denise Neo Rapitsi

Denise Rapitsi is an award winning Radio Content Producer with two Radio Awards under her belt. Denise has an educational background of Law, Media and Project Management.  Denise is currently working for Outliers Africa as its Group Executive, under the Group she heads up various projects in which believes in using business as a catalyst for social change.
Under Outliers Denise is currently working on being advisor to Politicians  Dr. Makhosi Khoza former ANC MP, Currently Executive Director of OUTA, Lindiwe Mazibuko Former Head of the DA and Currently Founder of Apolitical, Makashule Gana , Premier Candidate for the DA and Member of Parliament, she is also part of the team tasked in bringing the OBAMA Fellowship to Africa. 
Cheryl Uys-Allie

Cheryl has an MBA from UCT, speaks French, Portuguese, German and ‘taxi’ Arabic. She has worked across Africa and the Middle East over the past 20 years for international news agencies incl. Al Jazeera, Sky News, ABC, Reuters among others, as an investigative journalist, news producer, investment analyst and documentary filmmaker.

She has produced a number of Award winning documentaries including “Islam: The War Within” filmed in Afghanistan (2003), “Maid in Lebanon” filmed in Beirut and Sri Lanka (2004), and a “Drug Mule Story” shot in prisons in Brazil (2012). Her focus tending towards women and human rights issues. Over the past 5 years she has launched TV channels for MNet and Media24 in Angola, Zambia and South Africa and is currently the Director of the MultiChoice Talent Factory – a CSI initiative developing young filmmakers across the African continent.
Duduetsang Makuse

Duduetsang is an avid digital media lover and lifelong scholar who is fascinated by the dynamic media space and the fourth estates role in the democratic project and particularly, the intersection between ways in which citizen involvement is deepened in a constitutional democracy and economy; and how media technologies can enhance or hamper that involvement.

Her formal training is in television journalism at the University currently known as Rhodes, and she has various experiences in broadcast media production and corporate communications. Duduetsang completed my MBA in Media Management at Cardiff University and is currently working on media freedom and public broadcasting issues in the social justice sector as the National Coordinator of the SOS Coalition: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition. In her spare time, she works as a marker for the University of South Africa and UNISA and has tested out her various entrepreneurial ideas.

Duduetsang activist discontents include socio-economic and gender based inequality and sexual violence while her intellectual interests lie in digital media strategy, policy and development in the convergent, digital era,especially in the African context.

Yvonne Mabanga

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Debi Steven

Debi is an awarding winner activist, survivor of child sexual abuse, a 6th Dan in Shotokan karate who hosts World Karate Championships but firmly believes that martial arts is NOT self-defence; and holds a Master’s Degree in Women and Child Abuse. 

Debi is driven by her a vision that all women and girls should be empowered and live their lives free of the fear of gender-based violence. An ardent believer that to stop gender-based violence a community approach is needed, with this in mind Debi has developed the Action Breaks Silence Community Intervention to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls. 

She is now rated as one of the top Empowerment through Self-Defence trainers in the world and one of very few people in the ‘self-defence industry’ that firmly beliefs young boys and men need to included when looking for solutions to end Violence against women and girls and the LGBTQ+ Community.

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