Director and Writer in South Africa
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 currently serves as the founding executive director of amandla.mobi, a community of over 800,000 people working to turn every cellphone into a democracy-building tool to ensure that those most affected by injustice - low income Black women - can take collective action on issues affecting their lives.
Prior to this, Moeti worked and consulted for a wide range of national and international organisations. In 2021 she was announced as an inaugural Collective Action in Tech fellow. She is also a 2019 Atlantic fellow; part of the inaugural class of Obama Foundation fellows and an Aspen Institute New Voices senior fellow. Moeti is a founding member of the African Digital Rights Network. She also serves as the chairperson of the SOS Coalition, a coalition of South African organisations committed to and campaigning for public broadcasting in the public interest, as well as a reference group member for the Civic Tech Innovation Network.
Moeti 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, she can be found writing and has been published by City Press, Salon, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and the Mail & Guardian, among others.