Simamkele Dlakavu, story-teller and social activist, works as a human rights television producer on one of South Africa’s most popular current affairs shows, The Big Debate. She also works for international broadcasters like the BBC. Simamkele has been a youth activist since the age of 15. She recently co-founded a social enterprise called Sakha Ingomso Lethu, that means “we are building our tomorrow”. Through her work, Simamkele has represented young people in various youth summits around the African continent and the world. In 2013, she was recognised by the Moremi Initiative as one out of 28 of “Africa’s Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders”.

She holds a BA Degree in International Relations and Political Studies as well as an honours degree in Political Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand.