Lerato Tshabala is a writer and editor with 15 years’ experience in print media. From starting out as a junior writer at Fairlady magazine, the proud Sowetan went on to edit South Africa’s largest lifestyle supplement, for the Sunday Times. In 2004 she won a Mondi award while working for Marie Claire South Africa, and in 2013 Mail & Guardian named her one of the 200 young people to watch in the Media category. In 2014 she was chosen as one of the first alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, which allowed her to study business at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA.
Lerato has recently also added motivational speaker to her CV, telling her story to people across South Africa. She is 36, very single and lives in Johannesburg.
Image courtesy of Mail & Guardian.