Jonathon is a professional science and technology communicator with a background in journalism. He started Proof in the UK in 2004 and opened the South African office in 2010. Jonathon’s focus is on designing and implementing programmes that help people and organisations communicate more effectively in sectors ranging from energy and engineering to mining and biodiversity. Jonathon is a professional facilitator and media trainer, and a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Public Relations.
Anzet is a senior science and technology communicator, and an ex-journalist, editor, radio host, and TV presenter. She joined Proof in 2013 from the automotive industry, and is a Rhodes graduate with honours degrees in political sociology and Afrikaans literature. Anzet advises NGOs and research organisations that work in areas ranging from policing, corruption, human security and early childhood development to policy development, agriculture and renewable energy. She is particularly focused on the ethics of communication, and how stories told in and about Africa shape African identities.
Gabi is a media specialist who worked as a news journalist for six years before joining Proof in 2017. She is an experienced researcher and writer, who works with media every day, and has an expert eye for what makes a good story. The Rhodes University graduate has worked as a writer and photographer, often reporting on environmental and sustainability issues, as well as social justice. She works on a variety of projects at Proof Africa, and on media campaigns across the continent.
Lihle is a science and technology communications intern with a background in science journalism. She spent six years working for community radio stations in the Eastern Cape where she had her own science show. Lihle worked extensively with scientists, innovators and engineers during an internship with the South African Agency for Science and Technology. She gave talks on how to use the media as a tool for communicating important research to the public. Lihle feels strongly about promoting science in vernacular languages, specifically to encourage school children to pursue the subject.