New kids on the block

New kids on the block

Date: February 27, 2011
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Welcome new staff

Ncane Maziya
Local government country facilitator: Swaziland
Ncane Maziya has been the Gender and Media Swaziland (GEMSWA) country facilitator since 2006. She is a Director and shareholder of ProImage Multimedia Company as well as the co-founder of Swaziland Media Gender Watch, where she served as an assistant coordinator. She also facilitated and coordinated the Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Care Work project both in 2005 and 2007 in Swaziland. She is a member of the MISA-Swaziland Chapter and serves in the National Governing Council (NGC). She holds certificates in secretarial services, desktop publishing, frontline and public relations, and gender and media. She enjoys reading and going to church.

Mevasse Sibia
Local government country facilitator: Mozambique
Mevasse Sibia has a BA in Population, Development and Environment Studies from the University of Eduardo Mondlane. She has experience working with community development projects; monitoring and evaluation. She has worked closely with municipalities in Maputo. Her passion is community development and helping disadvantaged people to achieve their basic human rights and needs. She was born and raised in Maputo and enjoys reading, good music and good food.

Josephine Chinyamakobvu
She is a mother of three and a hair dresser by profession. She loves helping people and always does her work with a smile.

Welcome to our new interns
Six month internships

Hunadi Violet Ralebipi is a third year BA Communication Studies student at the University of Limpopo. She was born and bred in Limpopo province where she is a hardworking young woman who has tried her hands at many things, including as a commentary assistant for HBS and hairdressing. Her passions include writing in her journal, listening to the radio and travelling.

Thato Linda Phakela is a final year student working on a Diploma in Mass Communication at the Institute of Extra Mural Studies (IEMS) National University of Lesotho. She is from Maseru, where she worked briefly as a reporter, continuity presenter and peer educator. She likes fashion and modelling.


Daud Kayisi is a final year student at the University of Malawi’s Journalism programme. Born and raised in Dwangwa, Malawi, his career objective is to work as a development communicator. He enjoys listening to radio news and watching television. He is also an avid soccer fan.


Dumbiwe Chimwemwe Hara is a final year student in the Business Administration programme at Centre for Individual Development Association City Campus in Johannesburg. She comes to us from Mzimba, Malawi and is working in our finance department.



Tinashe Padare is working towards becoming an IT Specialist. He has completed a diploma in IT at PC training and Business College. Born in Zimbabwe, Tinashe grew up in South Africa. He enjoys photography and image and graphics manipulation.


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