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Staff Profiles

Louise Vale: Executive Director

Louise Vale is Executive Director of the Association of Independent Publishers and a member of the Press Council. In her previous capacity as General Manager of the David Rabkin Project for Experiential Journalism (Rhodes University owned and comprising of the oldest independent newspaper in South Africa Grocott’s Mail, Grocott’s Printing and Publishers, Grocott’s Advertising Agency) she was on the Board of the Association of Independent Publishers, the Eastern Cape Community Media Forum, the MAPPP- SETA Advisory Committee (now being reconstituted) and a mentor/consultant for the MDDA.]

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.