Our Interns

Each year, VWV offers an internship position to one of the Phakama grauduates.





Thato Makhubele

Thato Makhubele is a Live Performance graduate who is passionate about growing the youth around her. As a result, she became a youth activist within her community of Welkom in the Free State. She is the Phakama Women’s Academy course co-ordinator for 2018.





Esther Motlhabane

Esther Motlhabane is a final year student at the University of Johannesburg, where she is studying for her National Diploma in Public Relations and Communication. Born with Albinism, Esther hopes to inspire people living with Albinism and different disabilities to hold leadership positions in organisations.

Esther joined 32 Phakama students as a member of the class of 2015 and was mentored by Elzette van Niekerk, Communications Manager at Massbuild, a division of Massmart.





Amukelani Hlabano

Amukelani Hlabano holds a National Diploma in Public Relations and Communication from the University of Johannesburg. Amu was a member of the Phakama Women’s Academy inaugural class of 2014 and was mentored by Melissa Storey, Executive Head of Strategy, Development and Marketing at First Car Rental.