Born Phakamile Hlubi Majola is a South African prolific blogger, writer, social activist, and public speaker. She is also the Acting National Spokesperson for the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA).
She is the Founder and the CEO of blaqst*r kreativ. Phakamile has been recognized by the government of Mozambique for her reportage of the Mido Macia case.
The former journalist was recently honored with an award from Joachim Chissano, ex-President of Mozambique, for her contribution to telling a story.
She is also a contributor to a book about the case written by Helio Fillmore, a renowned journalist from that country.
After resigning from eNCA, she spent some time on her last day protesting with the South African Communist Party for media transformation outside the company’s head office in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.
According to HuffPost UK, Phakamile studied International Relations at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
She kick-started her goal began at the community radio station, Radio Today in 2009.
She came up with the idea and produced a current affairs show, Talk Mzansi.
Phakamile moved to the regional powerhouse Kaya Fm and served as a contributor during the 2010 World Cup.
In no time, she was taken by radio 702 and worked as a reporter for Eyewitness News.
Her stories include the stampede at the University of Johannesburg, the local government elections and recognition for uncovering police brutality, to mention a few.
She landed at eNCA where she covered stories including the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, Marikana and the murder of Mozambican national, Mido Macia.
As an outspoken and fearless personality, she has made a name in the South Africa media industry.
Her reporting style is unique because her primary goal is to challenge the audience’s views and to offer them an alternative perspective.
Her desire to be independent is the reason she left mainstream media and established her own production company, Blaqstar Kreativ, which tells original African stories, as well as current affairs.
She is also a motoring nut, who test drives cars to delve into her other passion, the future of car technology and eco motoring.
She is also a prolific blogger, writer, social activist, public speaker, and mom.
Phakamile has a healthy social media profile. She is recognized by twitter as an expert commentator on journalism and social justice issues.
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