Media and Communications Officer

Thato Phakela holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Communications Science from the University of South Africa. During her academic career she volunteered as a news writer and reporter at Lesotho Broadcast Services. She then moved to print media and started working as a journalist for Public Eye Newspaper.

She first joined Gender Links in 2011 as Gender and Media Diversity Intern. This was after completing a diploma in Mass Communications at the Institute of Extra Mural Studies (EIMS). She has worked for organisations such as Association for Water and Rural Development as a Communications Officer.

She did a short course in Photography at the University of Cape Town in 2017. She is currently studying honours degree in Integrated Organisational Communications at the University of South Africa (UNISA). She joined Gender Links again as Media and Communications Officer in March 2019.