amandla.mobi leads campaigns that build real power for Black people, with a particular focus on low-income Black women. We challenge injustice by bringing together our community in critical moments to take targeted, co-ordinated and strategic action to bring real change. Our work is to connect people so that our collective voices have maximum impact and power to hold political and corporate interests to account and advance solutions that build a more just and people-powered Mzansi. Together for justice!

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The Team

Koketso Moeti
Founding Executive Director

Koketso Moeti has a long background in civic activism and has over the years worked at the intersection of governance, communication, and citizen action. She has worked and consulted for a wide range of national and international organisations. In 2023 she was announced as an inaugural Keseb Democracy fellow. She is also a Mulago Foundation Rainer Arnhold fellow and an inaugural Collective Action in Tech fellow. Moeti is part of the inaugural cohort of Obama fellows; an Atlantic fellow for racial equity and an Aspen Institute New Voices senior fellow. Moeti serves as an expert Advisor to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Partnering with Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution‘ initiative and is a founding reference group member for the Civic Tech Innovation Network.

She is an alumnus of the Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) summer institute, hosted by the Sié Chéou-Kang Center at the University of Denver. When not working, Moeti can be found writing and has been published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Project Syndicate, City Press, NPR, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Guardian and Africa is a Country among others.

Paul Mason
Partnerships and Tech Manager

Johannesburg-born civic entrepreneur Paul has spent the last 9 years working on campaigns in South Africa and abroad, connecting people with tools to make a difference. Paul specialises in crowdfunding, digital campaigning, and strategy. He previously worked in the aid and development sector where he helped run national advocacy campaigns on UN Millennium Development Goals as well as grassroots HIV/AIDS peer education programmes.

Tlou Seopa
Senior Campaigner

Tlou Seopa is a social activist with a Journalism background. She is a firm believer in the power of education and is actively involved in the Mamelodi Initiative where she volunteers to teach English. She believes that it is through being an active member of the community that an activist is able to shift social dynamics and narratives. She takes an interest in social advocacy, specifically for women, as she believes that women are powerful and are more than capable of changing South Africa, and the world for the better. She dedicates most of her spare time to reading.

Palesa Ramolefo

Palesa Ramolefo is a black feminist from Soweto whose artivism (art & activism) works around shifting narratives about Africa; it’s Black women, children, and the LGBTQI+ community. A 2019 amandla.mobi Campaigner Fellow and journalism graduate she aims to challenge power and re-imagine an Africa which is just and equal. Palesa has done work at the Soweto theatre as well as worked with a team on the Caster Semenya for Nike campaign with Elle Magazine.

Zintle Tyuku
Lead Member Engagement Officer

Zintle Tyuku has a long background working for NGOs that use the media to educate and inform communities on health, school curriculum based and socio-economic issues. She has previously focused on messaging and creating narratives for HIV and AIDS programmes for radio. She has extensive experience in radio content production, script writing and managing various radio programmes. Her work included running social mobilisation programmes in communities through various workshops and training programmes. She is currently a Member Engagement Officer at amandla.mobi and has previously worked for organisations such as Tekano, Mindset Network, Soul City and more.

Thabisile Miya
Awethu.mobi Coordinator 

Thabisile Miya is passionate about using digital media for advocacy. Her activism was ignited during the #FeesMustFall era. The glaring lack of accountability and unwillingness to prioritise and advance black people demonstrated by the government pushed her towards working in civil society and being on the side of those who can hold government to account. Thabisile is a graduate of the amandla.mobi campaigner fellowship and is also part of the 2020 ASRI future leaders cohort. She has a media studies honours degree and hopes to further her studies in the media and gender space. Being at amandla has helped her further understand the deep-rooted inequalities Black women from low-income backgrounds face.

The Board

Nomzamo Zondo

Board Chair

Nomzamo is the Executive Director at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI). She has played a key role in representing the families and miners involved in the Marikana Massacre. Nomzamo brings a deep understanding of holding government and corporate power to account and is an asset to our long-term strategic goals. Nomzamo holds an LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and served her articles of clerkship with the Wits Law Clinic. She was admitted as an attorney in 2008.

Adèle Kirsten

Board Secretary

Adèle is a social justice activist of more than 35 years. She joined the anti-apartheid movement in the 1970s. Through the National Peace Accord structures, Adèle helped set up a rapid response network of unarmed young people trained in conflict resolution and emergency services to respond to high levels of violence leading up to the 1994 election. She is a founding member of Gun Free South Africa (GFSA) and became its Director in March 1995. She has led the organization to major victories against gun violence.

Luke Jordan

Board Member

Luke Jordan is the CEO of Dedalus WIP. He was the 2021 Practitioner in Residence at MIT’s Governance Lab. Luke founded and led several startups, and published guides on product leadership that has been translated into several languages. He has a background blending full-stack development, model building, management consulting, and corporate and public finance.

How we’re funded

Amandla.mobi is funded by values-aligned donors, philanthropists, and small donations from our members. Click this link to learn more about how we are funded. Our multi-year funders include the following: