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Koketso Moeti

South Africa ยท Class of 2017

Koketso has a long background in civic activism and has over the years worked at the intersection of governance, communication and citizen action. She currently serves as the founder and executive director of, a community of over 200,000 people working to turn every cellphone into a democracy-building tool to ensure that those most affected by injustice- low income Black women in particular-  can take collective action on issues affecting our lives. In 2018 Koketso was announced as an inaugural Obama Foundation fellow. She is also the Deputy Chairperson of the SOS Coalition, a coalition of South African organisations committed to and campaigning for public broadcasting in the public interest. When she's not working, Koketso can be found writing and has been published by Al Jazeera, The Guardian, City Press and the Mail & Guardian among others.