Team Vuvu 2022

Busisiwe Mdluli

Busisiwe Mdluli

My name is Busisiwe Mdluli and I am 22 years of age. I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. 

I believe in being a voice for the voiceless and being a leader who has integrity. I am also an advocate for the importance of mental health, as one’s mental health is crucial to their livelihood. I am one who is enthusiastic, kind, generous and outspoken. I believe that individuals should chase after their dreams and be true to themselves. I have a great passion for Journalism as I participated in public speaking for five years and I am interested in informing individuals about the world that they live in, and holding political leaders accountable.

Mpho Hlakudi

Mpho Hlakudi

My name is Mpho Hlakudi, and I am 26 years old. I completed my Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree in Media Studies at the University of Limpopo in 2020, with a major in Media Studies.

I was born and raised in Mohlaletse, Limpopo. I love reading, hiking, horse riding, and my favourite TV series is The Blacklist. A quote I live by: “Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter,” a Zimbabwean proverb.

Elishevah Bome

Elishevah Bome

My name is Elishevah Bome, I am  22 years old with a BA  in Media studies and English from Wits University.  

Born on the brink of a century, in an odd numbered year, on an odd numbered date, in an odd numbered month, I would say I was odd from the start. I have a passion for writing and an unquenchable thirst to be informed on the truths and happenings of this odd world we live in. 

I  feel, that those who are  placed in our news rooms,  hold one of the most crucial roles in our society. As an aspiring journalist,   I hope to help inform and ease the minds of our society,  keep those in power in careful check, and allow for the human condition to be explored, analyzed and exposed.

Keamogetswe Matlala

Keamogetswe Matlala

From the dusty streets of Soshanguve in Pretoria, Keamogetswe has always been driven by an inquisitive force and deep passion for storytelling. Growing up, if she wasn’t annoyingly asking questions, she was eavesdropping and sharing people’s stories with anyone who cared enough to listen. Although this got her into trouble, she grew to realise that there was more to it than just being a nosy child.  

With her journey into journalism having had started as soon as her matric year, Keamogetswe now plans to hone her skills, mould her craft and soar in changing the world by informing, educating and imparting knowledge to anyone whose interest she piques. More than anything, the 22-year-old lover of travel aspires to uncover and tell stories of ordinary people facing injustices as well as those who have conquered the odds in and beyond the South African borders.

Malaika Ditabo

Malaika Ditabo

My name is Malaika Ditabo, and I am 21 years old. I recently completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies and International Relations.  

If I were to describe myself, I would say I am kind, honest, witty and a smart worker.  My passion for writing stems from my interest and curiosity of those around me. The ability to express and write about others in a concise manner is a skill not many possess and a talent that is worth sharing.

Discourse will forever circulate and exist, and as an aspiring author and journalist, the ability and power to share people’s stories is a responsibility I look forward to bearing. Words are powerful and when used correctly it can impact many.

Rufaro Chiswo

Rufaro Chiswo

My name is Rufaro Chiswo and I am a 21-year-old writer and digital content producer.

I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town in Gender Studies and Media. For the last 2 years, I’ve been a writer for The Luna Collective, written freelance pieces for a couple of publications, created a podcast called “hectic.” with two of my peers, and been co-creative director for HerCampus UCT.

I never really know what to put in bios but the best summation of who I am is: I love to write and make thought provoking content. Be it music, pop culture, or politics, my primary driving force has been using writing as a vehicle for participating in and inciting meaningful conversations about the contemporary world. 

Tannur Anders

Tannur Anders

I have an economist’s mind and a journalist’s heart. 

I am both analytical and creative having completed an undergraduate BCom (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) degree, which equipped me with the ability to reason and question the status quo. I have always enjoyed writing. This passion was nurtured by growing up in a family of avid news-readers and has led me to study an honours degree in journalism. 

Muhammad Ali said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” I believe that serving others makes life all the more worth living. I am a strong advocate for fairness and my goal, as an aspiring journalist, is to make a difference through my writing. 

Tylin Moodley

Tylin Moodley

My name is Tylin Moodley, and I am 23 years old. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of the Witwatersrand majoring in English and Media Studies. I am a creative person with a love for travel and sport. My passion for sport has led me to pursue a degree in journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand. 

I strongly believe that the sharing of news and information have the ability to connect people around the world. By completing my Honours in Journalism, I cannot only pursue a career in sport, but also become a part of this phenomenon that connects people around the world through information and writing. 

Colin Hugo

Colin Hugo

My name is Colin Hugo, I am 22 years old with an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Economic Science, with majors in economics and computer science from the University of Witwatersrand.  

Writing has never been my best skill but I am looking to learn and improve. I have always enjoyed discussing topical points in life particularly in sports. This is the reason I am excited pursue a career in Journalism.  

Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Broadcasting the news in any medium is a form of education. It is an education of what is happening and I believe encourages people to think about how to fix problems in our society.

Zanele Mila

Zanele Mila

My name is Zanele Mila. I am from Ratanda, Heidelberg in the Gauteng province. I completed a Bachelors Degree in Communications at the North-West University. I am currently studying towards an Honours in Journalism and Media Studies at Wits university. 

I am enrolling for the above mentioned degree because I know how important media is to people, especially how they rely on it. I also have a passion for media as it broadens ones mind in finding solutions to global challenges. 

I am more interested in print journalism. As Dan Moyane said, “I Don’t Want To Die Unknown.” I want to be the among people who continue to contribute in shaping today’s world- through media.