Tokelo Mokhesi

Tokelo Mokhesi is a qualified journalist with a strong interest in sports reporting. However, his talents extend beyond sports. Tokelo is also a versatile journalist who thrives in general news settings. He has worked for local and international publications. Following his graduation with high honours (cum laude), Tokelo started off his journalism career at the now-defunct The New Age newspaper, where he briefly shadowed senior journalists for the publication. This mentorship proved fruitful, as Tokelo's work soon earned him bylines for both sports and general news stories, some even reaching the coveted front page. From The New Age, Tokelo joined Jozi Stars [under Gauteng Cricket Board], a cricket team which competed in the Mzansi Super League T20. His responsibilities at Jozi Stars were to compile match previews, reports, interviews with players and officials, as well as profiles. Thereafter, he worked for Women’s CricZone, a publication based in India, covering feature articles and match reports for South Africa’s women’s national cricket team. His career then took him to [South Africa], where his focus was South African football stories. Tokelo also worked with Africa’s biggest football publication, Soccer Laduma, as a digital journalist. He also contributed to Laduma’s weekly newspaper, conducting and interviewing top footballers in the country. At FARPost, Tokelo’s work was recognised on a global stage. He cracked the top 10 in the 2020 International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Sport Media Awards, out of a staggering 1871 entries submitted by journalists from 128 different countries. The part-time amateur sportsman is also passionate about Sports Business and is studying towards a BCom in Entrepreneurship.
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