Thabisa Dyala Freelance » IWMF Alumni

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Thabisa Dyala -- Freelance

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Dyala is a freelance researcher, producer and presenter for the South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) Channel Africa in Johannesburg. She currently produces and presents Let’s Talk About It – a program on HIV/AIDS lifestyle, aimed at empowering young people, addressing issues that are shunned by society.

She studied towards a BA degree at Rhodes University and joined SABC Channel Africa in 2006, having been an HIV/AIDS activist and worked for the National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. She also works for HEARTLINES and has covered issues raised by one of the vocal and active organisations advocating for treatment, support and care of people living with HIV/AIDS – the Treatment Action Campaign.

She is hoping to focus her investigative reports on practical ways of preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, on ways of disclosing and dealing with one’s HIV status in relationships and HIV in the workplace.


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