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Lerato Tshabalala

Writer | Columnist | Speaker

Lerato Tshabalala is a trained writer, columnist and speaker who has recently added author to her resume. With over 15 years’ experience in the South African print publishing industry, Lerato has moved between newspapers and glossy magazines in the country, including the most-read supplement in the country within South Africa’s largest Sunday paper, the Sunday Times, where she edited the Lifestyle section. Her last full time position in commercial print media was as the editor of English women’s title, True Love magazine – a position she left in April 2014 in order to take part in the Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI) where she studied Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA.

In 2013 she was voted by the Mail & Guardian as one of the 200 Young People to watch in the Media category. Lerato’s debut novel, The Way I See It: The Musings of a Black Woman in the Rainbow Nation was published in 2016.