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

Paula Fray – CEO

Paula is the founding CEO 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.

Tamsin Jacobs-Wort – Communications Manager

Tamsin is the Communications Programmes Manager and social media and community media training facilitator for non-accredited programmes.

She has 12 years’ experience in the media sector, having worked as a journalist and social media manager for Primedia Broadcasting affiliates; Eyewitness News, Talk Radio 702, Cape Talk, 947 and KFM, and Digital Content and Community Manager at the South African Reserve Bank.

She has a National Diploma in Journalism from Cape Peninsula University of Technology and is currently pursuing her Honours Degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Wits University.

Mamohlaba Makoko – Administrator

Mamohlaba oversees all administrative and secretarial duties at fraycollege.

She has three years’ experience working as an administrator and has developed key skills such as bookkeeping and HR administration. She also has experience as a legal clerk and executive assistant.

She holds a National Diploma in Legal Assistance and is in the final year of her studies towards an LLB degree.

Mamaponya Motsai – Media Manager 

Mamaponya is 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. She’s 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, she has worked with Internews and Sonke Gender Justice, training journalists across the SADC region.

She 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.

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.

Dr Sandra Roberts – Academic Head

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. She  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.

Sandra was previously the Writing Unit Manager of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism and the Head of Research of Media Monitoring Africa.

She has a degree in Information Science, an Honours and Masters (cum laude) in Sociology and her D Litt et. Phil in Sociology.



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