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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 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 knowned as amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism in Johannesburg. He is also the 2015 Edward R Murrow Press fellow.
Mobile: (+267) 71885852
Twitter: @JKonopo

Managing Partner – Operations
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. 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. He has won several awards both in Botswana and South Africa. He has presented numerous papers on investigative journalism in Ghana, Canada and South Africa.
Twitter: @alvinntibinyane

Mr. Lechedzani Kenosi: is a chartered Accountant registered with both Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountant(BICA) and he is an Associate Member with 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 centre’s general manager. He is currently a Managing Director of Veroc Investments: an accountancy and consultancy firm.
Mobile: (+267) 76510586

Mr. Kaombona Kanani: Is an investigative reporter and former media manager.

Mobile: 73875853

Olebile Letlole
Investigative Intern
Olebile Letlole: Olebile is the centre’s first intern. She joined the centre in November 2015. Prior to joining the centre she was an intern reporter at Tswana Times – an online newspaper. Olebile is a graduate of University of Botswana. She studied Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Motlatsi Mabalani
IT Intern
Motlatsi Mabalani:Motlatsi is our IT intern; responsible for the center’s IT infrastructure. She was an IT intern at Keslaw Investments PTY (LTD) carrying out IT related work, she studied Computer Networking and Hardware Infrastructure at Botho University and graduated in May 2015.

Board Members

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