Wandiswa Ntengento


Wandiswa Ntengento is a young South African journalist and women’s rights activist. Ntengento has experience in broadcast, print and online journalism. She was one of 19 young journalists in South Africa to be selected for the 2014 Future Journalist Programme run by Rhodes University and Highway Africa. Early in 2014, she was involved in organising a march in her city in East London in the Eastern Cape to bring awareness about the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by Boko Haram. She was placed by Masimanyane Women's Support Centre as social media administrator for the event to promote the event using social media. In October 2014, Ntengento was selected to be among 30 women's rights activists from around the world to participate in an international conference held in Cape Town. Ntengento has an online opinion column on News24 where she writes on current news and global issues. She has been featured by International Journalists Network as Journalist of The Month for December 2014. Ntengento mainly reports on stories surrounding issues affecting women, youth and human rights. Her passion lies in developing women and making a visible mark through journalism.

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