Sophie Rose is the Program Coordinator and Assistant Director for the Duke Menell Media exchange program under the Office of Public Affairs and Government Relations at Duke University.
She has been working at Duke University for the last three years.
Originally from France, she has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Carribean. She has had a variety of experiences including marketing and advertising in Paris, the non-profit sector in Beirut and project evaluation for the European Commission.
She holds a Master Degree in Art History from the Sorbonne and a Master of Business Administration from l’Ecole Superior des Affaires (CCI of Paris.)
As a freelancer, she has penned articles for The Journalist, Daily Vox, the New Age, Cape Argus and the Daily Sun and has a forthcoming articles for international publications such as The Funambulist.
Lebogang is also a participant at Right2Know Campaign.
He specialises in training journalists and newsrooms in fact-checking and the verification of online and social media content, and also in the use of social media, especially Twitter and Facebook, as journalism tools. He is also an assessor for the Poynter Institute-based International Fact-Checking Network.
She is part of the group of academics at CPUT who founded decolonizing the curriculum seminars at the institution. She also facilitates conversations on diversity and transformation at universities for first-year programmes and leadership conferences (Stellenbosch and CPUT). She has delivered talks and conducted workshops on feminism, diversity and transformation to a variety of audiences. These include environmental activists at a Frederick Boll Stiftung workshop, Michigan State University Executive MBA students, North Eastern University Social Enterprise students and Missouri State University Journalism students as well as Stellenbosch University residence leadership.
Sisanda is a Duke Menell Media Exchange Fellow.
Charles King was a full-time freelance journalist and writer before taking up an academic post, in 2013, as a journalism lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town, South Africa. He was previously media relations manager for MultiChoice Africa and an account director at Ogilvy PR (Jhb), the editor of two magazines, and published and edited his own newspaper, for which he received a ‘special mention’ at the 2011 Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism Awards. Charles has a honours degree in English Literature, an MA in Journalism & Media Studies, both from Wits University. He’s currently a doctoral candidate in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. Charles teaches news writing, online media, advanced and specialist reporting. He’s especially interested in teaching others how to report climate change, Africa, and sexual minorities. His writing has been published in AFRIDIASPORA, Enkare Review, and he won the 2017 Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non-fiction. He continues to write and freelance in what’s left of his spare time.
Andre Gouws is lecturer in journalism practice at Stellenbosch University. He specialises in teaching writing and digital media skills, including infographics and mobile journalism. He has more than two decades of practical journalism experience, as writer and editor at various publications. Before he moved to Stellenbosch as Media24’s Rykie van Reenen teaching fellow, he founded Graphics24, Media24’s multiple award-winning national infographics division. He was editor of Graphics24 for six years and developed a particularly strong interest in infographics. He completed an infographics workshop for professionals at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, in 2014. He holds a BA in Political Studies from the University of Johannesburg and an MA in Journalism and Media Studies (with distinction) from Rhodes University.