Who we are

fraycollege provides short courses and qualifications in journalism and communication across the African continent and beyond. Almost two decades of experience has honed our programmes to ensure our learners gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in line with national, regional and international best practice.

Our fraycollege facilitators are qualified industry experts with a passion for learning, training and information sharing. Courses are offered online, in-persons and with self-directed eLearning programmes.

fraycollege is registered as a Level One BEE company and is accredited by both the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and the Quality Council of Trade and Occupations (QCTO).

Meet the team

Abe Tshofu – System Support and Development

Abe supports systems and development and works on various roles to provide technical assistance, development and maintenance of Databases, Create Websites using my skills and knowledge.

He has experience working as an IT specialist and Project Leader for an organisation involved in Education in the Retail Sector.

He has a National Diploma IT Systems Development and is currently studying Software Engineering.

Mamaponya Motsai – CEO

Mamaponya was previously the Media Programmes Manager and lead facilitator for the occupational journalism course.

She has a decade of experience in the media industry where she’s worked as an editor, journalist, producer, media trainer and documentary film maker.

Mamaponya has worked as a story editor and fellowship associate at Minority Africa, journalist and producer at South African Broadcasting Corporation and journalist at Citizen and City Press. She has produced a number of documentaries including Ennie, which was an official selection for the 2020 international Encounters Documentary Film Festival.

In the civil society sector, Mamaponya has worked with Internews and Sonke Gender Justice, training journalists across the SADC region.

Mamaponya has an MA in Documentary Film from the University College of London, a BA honours degree in Journalism from Wits University and a BSc degree in Geology, also from Wits University.

Tabelo Tsolo- Facilitator

Tabelo brings over two decades of distinguished experience as an investigative journalist and a passion for empowering individuals in public relations and media communication.

She contributed significantly to the ground-breaking #Guptaleaks investigation, which won several local and international awards in 2017 while at the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism.

In 2018, she was honoured with the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Politics Category award for her investigative work uncovering corruption surrounding the Guptas’ Estina dairy project in Vrede, Free State, and in 2021  she received the prestigious French-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law.

Beyond her accomplishments in investigative journalism, Tabelo is a passionate advocate for media literacy and professional development. She shares her wealth of knowledge through training programs as a facilitator at the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism.

Tabelo holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from Nelson Mandela University.

Mbali Nhlengethwa – Finance Manager

Mbali joined fraycollege’s sister organisation frayintermedia in 2018, as Finance and Administration support.

Today, she oversees the team responsible for supporting the implementation of long-term and short-term projects, with a specific focus on financial reporting within the donor requirements.

Mbali has extensive financial experience, with more than 10 years’ working experience, in the accounting field, having previously worked in an accounting firm. Throughout her working experience she has developed her abilities in key areas such a bookkeeping, financial and tax calculation.

She holds a National Diploma in Internal Auditing from Vaal University of Technology.

Paula Fray – Founder

Paula is the founder of fraycollege – a pan-African accredited media training organization which focuses on providing practical workplace skills for journalists, communicators and business leaders.

The first female editor of the Saturday Star newspaper in South Africa, Fray was the Regional Director: Africa for Inter Press Service overseeing a regional news agency publishing in English, French, Portuguese, Swahili and Arabic. In 2005 she launched frayintermedia, a content creation agency that specializes in communication strategy development and implementation including the production of development content across platforms.

She is President of The New Humanitarian, a Geneva-based news agency, a board member of Africa Check and founding member of Accountability Lab SA. She serves on the board of the Aurum Institute and chairs the board of Youth Health Africa.

Fray is a Print and Digital Media SA fellow and a public representative on the Press Council of South Africa. A recipient of the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she is a former member of the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board at Harvard. Fray graduated with a BJourn degree from Rhodes University and has a Woman and Law Certificate from UNISA.

Dr Sandra Roberts – Researcher

Sandra has worked in media development for over 18 years and was lead developer of the learning materials and contributed to the EISA of the new Journalism Certificate. Dr Roberts specialises in the development and application of practical journalism and communications training. 

Most recently she was research and academic head of frayintermedia, before which she was the Centre Manager of the Centre of Excellence in Human Development at the University of the Witwatersrand. She was previously the Writing Unit Manager of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism and the Head of Research of Media Monitoring Africa. Dr Roberts has her degree in Information Science, her honours and Masters (cum laude) in Sociology and her D Litt et. Phil in Sociology.



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