Busisiwe Mtabane

Busisiwe Mtabane is a Pan-African feminist, journalist and activist. She is currently the national communicator for the Right2Know Campaign in South Africa, but plans to return to radio broadcasting as it is her first love. She worked previously as a radio presenter and producer for Bush Radio's flagship show Sakhisizwe (Building the Nation), where she had the opportunity to engage with many changemakers. In 2015, she was selected as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 young South Africans who are shaping the country's future. She is passionate about human rights issues and gender equality, and is ‘in awe’ of the hard work done by women at a grassroots level that never makes news headlines or trends on social media. Working for the Right2Know Campaign has exposed her to another spectrum of activism: “I never thought that one day I would toyi-toyi for free wi-fi or affordable data. Everyday I’m inspired by the zeal and commitment of the activists that form part of the Right2Know Campaign.” She draws inspiration from great African leaders like the late Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe and Thomas Sankara, who said we must “never be ashamed of being Afrikan”. Busi speaks five South African languages, and is passionate about learning new languages. Her big and scary dream is to own a radio station one day. She is inspired by Mosunmola Abudu, founder of Ebony Life Television, and Khanyi Dhlomo, founder and CEO of Ndalo Media, who have proven that anything is possible if you put your mind, the work and time into it. #Womandla!