TSHEGO MOLETE is the director for skills development and training at ATFT. She overseas all workshops and other training initiatives for the association and engages with the various training and educational bodies in South Africa and abroad to create partnerships and inform ATFT’s strategy and programmes for skills development and education.
Tshego is a news, documentary film and television Producer with extensive writing and research experience. After completing her Journalism Writing and Editing degree at Rhodes University, she worked variously as an insert producer for DSTV, production manager on SABC 2 productions and script supervisor on film sets such as District 9. Her works include associate producing a US South African co-production short film, Gargoyle, which was short-listed at various international festivals and nominated for a SAFTA. She has produced WDR’s popular German children’s documentary “Sendung mit der Maus” South African special, which went on to win the Erich-Kästner-Preis for exceptional German television. She is also a freelance producer for international news organisations ARD German TV and ABC (America) news. Molete also runs a young, independent production company Happy Brown Babies Productions. Through it she has produced music videos for established Johannesburg acid jazz/ rock band Impande Core and respected MC Tumi Molekane (of the Volume fame) single Bambezela (nominated for a Channel O music video award), as well as Diageo International commissioned music video for the Smirnoff Mash Up Experience featuring DJ Tiesto vs Blk Jks. She works mostly producing and writing documentaries, currently on an hour long documentary in development about the plight of South African widows, supported by the National Film and Video Foundation. She is developing a travel documentary series about three young South African women on a journey of self-discovery whilst exploring various cultural festivals around the African continent, as well as in post-production for a feature documentary on youth expression during and post-Apartheid South Africa, as seen through the eyes of its artists.