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, which 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 South Africa.
Prior to this, Moeti 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. Moeti is an inaugural Collective Action in Tech fellow, a programme which aims to expand the global conversation around tech labour activism and organising and an Atlantic fellow for racial equity. Moeti is part of the inaugural cohort of Obama Fellows, a programme supporting outstanding civic innovators and an Aspen Institute New Voices senior fellow. Moeti also serves as an expert Advisor to the World Economic Forum's ‘Partnering with Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution‘ initiative and a founding 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, Project Syndicate, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Guardian and the Mail & Guardian, among others.