Sekoetlane is Country Director for South Africa at the Accountability Lab.
They are an activist and development worker with over 10 years’ experience advancing information and communication rights in Africa. Early in their career, Sekoetlane worked with the SOS Coalition in South Africa where they led social campaigns and litigation which turned the tide of political interference and trenchant corruption at the national public broadcaster, the SABC. This positioned them well to lead policy advocacy campaigns on digital rights and freedoms in Africa and, thereafter, coordinate the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s media development program for the region, fesmedia Africa, based in Namibia.
Sekoetlane’s fire for accountability and social justice is firmly rooted in the feminist movement. This world view continues to frame how they approach their mission in development, which is to support neglected and marginalised communities to access the resources and opportunities we need to determine our destinies on our own terms.