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Staff Profiles

Carol Mohlala: Executive Director

Carol Mohlala holds a BA Degree in Media Studies and Industrial Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand. Carol is a writer, editor and communications strategist with a lot of experience within the Human Rights NGO sector. Carol entered into media advocacy in 2009 following her interest in ethical journalism.

She started her career at Media Monitoring Africa, working as a researcher on various issues, and then moved to lead a campaign called Save Our SABC: Support Public Broadcasting. In 2016, Carol got appointed as the Media and Communications Manager for Lawyers for Human Rights. Mohlala made it to the Mail and Guardian top 200 young people for her continued work in the civil society space.  


Mathapelo Mosoma

Mathapelo Mosoma, Projects Administrator for the Association of Independent Publishers. Holds a Fundamental Project Management certificate and currently studying towards her Specialized Project Management certificate at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), also have Data and Records Management Certificate of Competence from Imsimbi Training

She has strong people skills and as result of her experience in the hospitality industry is efficient and experienced at co-ordinating meetings and events. Her experience in database programmes (Google, Access programme and InMagic) is essential in the development of the various AIP research databases. Her ease in navigating the internet and the planned additional training will give her the skills to manage the new AIP website. She also has strong administrative skills as a result of her experience as an assistant librarian.

Nontando Mokoena

Nontando Mokoena, a Project Coordinator for the Association of Independent Publishers. she originates outside a small town called Komatipoort in Mpumalanga province.

Completed her matric in 2005, and hold a Btech in Public Relations Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Basic Project Management certificate from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Specialised Project Management certificate from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and Business Management certificate from College of Cape Town.

I was previously employeed at Dyambyini Construction and worked as a Project Coordinator and SABC were i served as a Communications Officer Intern. I also did some voluntary work with Timele Solutions a non-profit organisation focusing on career development for disadvantaged schools in Mpumalanga, Haven Night Shelter were i did a bit of PR and Admin work during my school holidays and weekends.