Tsepiso Makwetla is a broadcaster and journalist with more than 20 years’ experience in broadcasting and journalism. Makwetla has interviewed regional and international leaders including Tony Blair; Mary Robinson; Jimmy Carter; Christine Lagarde; Thabo Mbeki; John Kufour; John Mahama; Nana Akufo-Addo; John Atta Mills and Jacob Zuma. She has presented and produced prime time radio (Primedia’s 94.7) and television shows ( SABC 3; SABC Africa; SAFM, Special Broadcast News and Current Affairs shows). Tsepiso was being among the first in the country to break the news of Tata Nelson Mandela’s passing.
She’s currently anchor two current affairs programmes – “Fullview” and “African Perspective” on SABC’s Africa News Channel on DSTV Channel 404.
A journalist who’s won awards for her work ( MTN Yello Roses; MTN Top Actuality programme for “Azwi Development Trust”) and is an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Edward Murrow Leadership in Journalism alumnus.
Tsepiso has spent decades as a News and Current Affairs Anchor for SAFM radio plus SABC TV shows such as “Interface”. It’s this experience which has given her the skills necessary to be a much sought-after Media Trainer, Communications Consultant, Conference or Policy Dialogue facilitator and moderator.
Career accomplishments and highlights include:
- International Monetary Fund in Washington
- International Parliamentary Union at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva Switzerland
- Co-host at the ‘Women Deliver International Conference in Copenhagen
- Moderating at the high-level conference of the African Union on Democracy and Constitution-making in Dakar and Pretoria
- Guest speaker and facilitator at the International youth conference on Elections in Abuja (2014) where she was both a facilitator and
- Facilitator at the UN Partner’s Forum in Johannesburg and the UN Secretary General’s Regional Consultation on Africa
- Joined forces with Oxfam GB to host a series of public dialogues called “Mind the Gap” which tackled myriad topics with the aim
of engaging civil society and government and or political matters on policy issues
- Host of the Premiere launch of ‘Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom’
- Facilitator of the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Top 100 Business event
- Co-host of the WHO and World Bank’s Universal Health Coverage Public Forum event in Tokyo, Japan
Media Training has been conducted for, among others
- Department of International Relations and Cooperation
- Group 5
- Fraser Alexander
- Gauteng Legislature
- The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission
Her philanthropic work includes:
- MomConnect Ambassador (Maternal and Child mortality and health initiative, including adolescent health)
- a partnership in her personal capacity with both the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Breadline Africa to donate container Mandela
Libraries. The first was launched at Aha Setjhaba primary with world renowned film maker Anant Singh.