Independence buys freedom

team

joel
Managing Partner – Editorial
Joel Konopo: Co-founder of the Centre Joel cut his teeth in business reporting and rose from a position of business editor to become Editor of Botswana Guardian. It was during his editorship that Botswana Guardian slant towards business reporting became more pronounced. He has a strong interest in investigating corruption by influential corporate leaders and in the financial services industry. He is a former fellow of M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism now known as amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism in Johannesburg. He is also the 2015 Edward R Murrow Press fellow.
Mobile: (+267) 71885852
Email: konopo@inkjournalism.org
Twitter: @JKonopo

ntibinyane
Managing Partner – Operations (On Study Leave)
Ntibinyane Ntibinyane: A co-founder of the centre, Ntibinyane is a respected investigative journalist with wealth of experience in journalism. He is the former editor of Mmegi newspaper and has also worked for Botswana Guardian as investigations editor, bureau chief and general news reporter. He is currently on a fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. In 2011 he became the first investigative fellow at M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism (Amabhungane). He is the 2015 US International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) fellow.

Mr. Lechedzani Kenosi: is a Chartered Accountant registered with both Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountant(BICA) and he is an Associate Member of CIMA. He is also a BQA registered trainer. He has worked for CBET (Pty) LTD as an Accountant and has over 7 years’ experience in the accounting field. He is currently the center’s general manager. He is currently a Managing Director of Veroc Investments: an accountancy and consultancy firm.
Mobile: (+267) 76510586
Email: verocinv@yahoo.com

Olebile Letlole
Digital reporter
Olebile Letlole: Olebile is a digital journalist at INK. She joined the Centre in November 2015 as an investigative intern. She is responsible for all our online content including managing Facebook page and Twitter account. As an investigative intern, she published investigations and in some cases working collaboratively with other journalists in different media houses. Prior to joining the Centre, she was an intern reporter at Tswana Times – an online newspaper. Olebile is a graduate of the University of Botswana. She studied Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Email: olebile@inkjournalism.org

Kago Komane
Investigative Journalist
Kago Komane: Komane is passionate about investigative journalism with a special passion for health reporting. She has five years experience as a journalist from Botswana Gazette. She was nominated for a MISA Award for health reporting in 2014. During her time at The Botswana Gazette, Komane brought a lot of health and human rights injustices to the forefront through her investigations. She recently joined INK as an investigative journalist.
Cell: +267 76228151
Email: komane@inkjournalism

Motlatsi Mabalani
Administrator
Motlatsi Mabalani: Mabalani graduated with a Computer Networking and Hardware Infrastructure degree at Botho University in 2015 and came to work for INK soon afterward. She started as an IT intern, responsible for the center’s IT infrastructure. She is currently doubling as an administrator and an IT specialist for INK Centre. She is keen to pursue further studies to as sharpen her IT skills.
Email: info@inkjournalism

Board Members

Joyce Manase – Ntau – Board Chairperson
Professor Othogile Bojosi
Mesh Moeti
Bangwe Siwawa
Dick Bayford
Ntibinyane Ntibinyane
Lechedzani Kenosi
Joel Konopo- Secretary