MEET Thembisa Fakude

Mr Fakude has a wealth of experience in media and communications. He currently holds a Master’s Degree in Politics as well as a Bachelor of Arts with Honors both from the University of the Witwatersrand South Africa. He has held Chairpersonship in the Foreign Correspondents Association of Southern Africa (FCASA), he’s a Board member of the Mail and Guardian Newspaper. He was also a member of the Organizing Committee Women Deliver 4th Conference, Copenhagen in 2016. Mr Fakude is also a Research Fellow at the Al Sharq Forum in Istanbul, Turkey.

Mr Fakude was part of the Al Jazeera Media Network for over ten years and worked as a senior news producer, researcher and Head of the English Unit Research for the Network. Mr Fakude was also a Member of the Organizing Committee for the World Media Summit at Doha, Qatar in 2016.

Mr Fakude is a Columnist for the Middle East Monitor in London, United Kingdom (UK). He is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Common Action Forum in Madrid.

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Thembisa Fakude

Senior research fellow at Afraisd

Economics and Politics


Thembisa Fakude dissects President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to Saudi Arabia

President Cyril Ramaphosa will finally visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after his initial scheduled visit was cancelled in April

A ‘third way’ is emerging in the troubled ANC

There is much said about the future of the ANC, the governing party in South Africa.

Saudi Arabia plans to join BRICS. Why SA must be concerned

South Africa's relationship with Saudi Arabia continues to grow. Saudi Arabia has made substantial investments in South Africa over the years and continues to do so.


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