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 250,000 people working to turn every cellphone into a democracy-building tool to ensure that those most affected by injustice- low income Black women and gender non-conforming people in particular- 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 2019 she was announced as an Atlantic fellow for racial equity. She is also part of the inaugural class of Obama Foundation fellows and an Aspen Institute New Voices senior fellow. Moeti also serves as the Deputy 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, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Africa is a Country and the Mail & Guardian, among others.