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Meet the Fellows: Khanyisile Magubane
July 4, 2014

South Africa, Business and Entrepreneurship, Northwestern University

Khanyisile Magubane is a filmmaker and radio broadcaster with 14 years of media experience in radio broadcasting, online media, film and TV production, and magazine feature writing. She is currently producing a four-part documentary series entitled Making Cents, which looks at the economic inequalities in South Africa and its root causes.

She currently hosts two radio shows on SAfm, a leading South African news and current affairs radio station. A trained journalist, she has worked as a news reporter, radio producer and presenter. Her breakout work as a documentary filmmaker was in 2012, when she wrote and produced a six-part documentary series entitled Why Are We So Angry?

Khanyisile holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and an honors degree in journalism from the University of Johannesburg. Upon completion of the Washington Fellowship, Khanyisile will use knowledge acquired to build up a media enterprise that will use media as a vehicle for positive change in Africa.

Photo credit: Khanyisile Magubane