PDBY editorial staff

Carel Willemse

Carel Willemse

Editor-in-Chief

Carel Willemse is the Editor-in-Chief of PDBY. Carel joined the newspaper in 2004 and was appointed as Editor-in-Chief in 2008.
Kayla Thomas

Kayla Thomas

Editor

Kayla is the Editor of PDBY for 2020 and 2021. She joined the copy team in 2017, and became head layout editor in 2018 before starting her term as Editor. Kayla is obsessed with PDBY and is considering moving into the office to live with Pssst… forever. You can reach her by email.

Leah Rees

Leah Rees

Digital Manager

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Nokwanda Kubheka

Nokwanda Kubheka

Deputy News Editor

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Bianke Neethling

Bianke Neethling

Features Editor

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Dani van der Horst

Dani van der Horst

Entertainment Editor

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Caitlyn Walsh

Caitlyn Walsh

Sport Editor

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Kendall Rae Behr

Kendall Rae Behr

Copy Editor

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Vasalya Moodley

Vasalya Moodley

Multimedia Editor

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Kelly Anne Kong Kam Wa

Kelly Anne Kong Kam Wa

Layout Editor

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Kendra Connock

Kendra Connock

Social Media Manager

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Giovanna Janos

Giovanna Janos

Marketing Manager

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PDBY Journalists

Tiara Joseph

Tiara Joseph

Copy editor

Tiara Joseph is a second-year law (LLB) student from KwaZulu-Natal. She is deeply passionate about social justice, literature, and the arts. When not studying, Tiara can be found spending time with friends and family; listening to music and podcasts; or re-watching her favourite tv shows.

Thabang Moloi

Thabang Moloi

News journalist

I am a student and before I do anything I ask myself ‘would an idiot do that’ And if the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.

Lauren Harries

Lauren Harries

Features journalist

Hi I’m Lauren, I’m passionate about writing and run a personal blog called Life on my Wall (@lifeonmywall). I enjoy writing about student issues and minority group experiences.

Andiswa Kibi

Andiswa Kibi

Features journalist

Features journalist in my penultimate year of LLB studies. I am the current chairperson of the Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ). I regard myself as a night owl with extreme nocturnal habits. I only truly come alive at night.

Nondumiso Mntambo

Nondumiso Mntambo

Copy editor

My name is Nondumiso Mntambo. I’m a civil engineering student. I’m obsessed with baking. What I like most about being on the copy team is, getting to work with a group of people who enjoy fixing spelling mistakes and grammatical errors as much as I do ­čÖé

Mesehle Mailula

Mesehle Mailula

Visuals member

I am Masehle Mailula.

I am a visual artist.

Art defines my life.

My art will tell you more about me than a bio.

Lise le Roux

Lise le Roux

Copy editor

22, BAHons Applied Language Studies
 
I am busy with my honours in applied language studies. I’m very passionate about languages and how they work. I’m a very creative person, so I absolutely love writing and editing.┬á
Boitumelo Kokwe

Boitumelo Kokwe

Sport journalist

I am a BA Law student with an enormous interest in writing. This being because of my belief that written words have more power than spoken words. And journalism is one aspect which changes the world through words.

Mothusi Mokalane

Mothusi Mokalane

News journalist

History, Archaeology and Setswana student at the University of Pretoria. An avid reader and lover of news writing and broadcasting. I have a passion for African indigenous languages and history. A prospective world-class journalist and scholar 

Tumelo Lesufi

Tumelo Lesufi

News journalist

(he/him),

From Atteridgeville, holds BEd from UP. My news interest are politics, hard news, human interest stories and investigative journalism. My hobbies are photography, philosophy, languages, bird watching, debating, gardening and watching sports.

Ashleigh Pascoe

Ashleigh Pascoe

Entertainment journalist

My name is Ashleigh Pascoe and I am doing my Honours in Publishing. This is my fourth year studying at UP.  I would describe myself as a bubbly extrovert with a passion for written work and writing!
Cletus Mulaudi

Cletus Mulaudi

Visuals member

I’m the visuals guy.