Residential Seminar: Intergenerational dialogue series

Democracy Works Academy, in partnership with In-Transformation Initiative, is hosting an inter-generational dialogue series. Which Kick starts on Monday 19 July 2021 to Friday 23 July 2021.

This series seeks to provide context on some of the decisions made during South Africa’s transition phase, during the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) negotiations, and provide critical analysis on how these negotiations have come to inform South Africa’s reality 27 years later.

The Fellows will engage with negotiators who were part of CODESA and guest speakers entities like the media and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.




Zamayirha is a multi-faceted multimedia reporter. She has a well-rounded skill set that includes first-rate communication and research abilities, content strategy, and development for different platforms. First internationally published at the age of 16, she has over 7 years of experience in Media and Journalism. Having worked in two newsrooms and two radio stations and two television productions. Her work is published and shared in several publications including City Press, News24, Huffington Post, Wits Vuvuzela, and Rapport. She has also been featured in Power FM’s, Power Perspective, as a resident news contributor.

Highlights of her career include coverage of Oprah Winfrey’s Nelson Mandela Century address, interviews with Tyler Perry, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Mosenke, Commissioner Terry Tselane, artivists Caiphius Semenya and Letta Mbulu.

She holds a (BA) degree in Psychology, Media studies, Statistics, and Sociology and an Honors degree in Media and Journalism all from the University of the Witwatersrand. She also has SETA accredited corporate communications and leadership certificate. As well as an Internationally accredited TEFL certificate.

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