Kelebogile Mojanaga
Future News Winner South Africa 2014

Image details: Future News 2014 Winner from South Africa, Kelebogile Mojanaga at the BBC studios in Scotland

Future News South Africa Feature of the Week

Ready, Set, Glasgow

The British Council in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture and the Mail and Guardian selected 3 young aspiring journalists to represent South Africa at the Aye Write!Future News Young Journalists Conference in Glasgow Scotland (14-16 April 2014).

There they enjoyed master-classes from some of the world’s leading journalists on a range of subjects including press freedom and ethical reporting, to technical skills, from investigating features and research to using digital technology and social media to report on their stories.The Mail & Guardian Editor in Chief, Chris Roper also represented South Africa as a guest speaker at the conference.

The young aspiring journalists from South Africa, Kelebogile Mojanaga, Mikaela Thakur and Baxolise Mfidi were given an opportunity to reflect on their experience in Glasgow; and in this weeks edition of 'feature of the week' we focus on Kelebogile Mojanaga who is a 19 year old currently studying a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of the Witwatersrand.


"Always have a sense of discovery and a sharp sense of curiosity as a journalist" - Paul Ingrassia.

"Not only did this trip to Glasgow, Scotland ignite my sense of discovery, but it opened a pathway to my new heightened level of curiosity for the world around me, and I am proud to say I am now on my way to being a world class journalist.

"Not many can say they received master classes from world class journalists, or say they have been to the BBC news studios, or that they have experienced the warm hospitality of the people of Glasgow or even boast about the privilege of visiting the new host city of the 2014 Commonwealth games, but because of the British Council in partnership with The Mail & Guardian and the Department of Arts and Culture, I can excitedly say I have.

"To represent my country among other commonwealth delegates from different nations was an honour and experience second to none. I have gained practical experience in the world of journalism, made contacts with influential people in media across boarders and gained a truly inspirational mentor Mr. Chris Roper (Editor in Chief of Mail & Guardian). Thank you to all organizations that played a role in making this opportunity possible for me. Truly life changing."


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