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Tebogo Ditshego

President & CEO - Ditshego Media


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Johannesburg South Africa

Mr Tebogo Ditshego is the Group CEO of
Ditshego Investment Group, CEO of Ditshego
Media, Chairman of the South African
Reading Foundation, and Judge in season 4
of SABC 1 programme One Day Leader.
He grew up in Kagiso, which is in the West
Rand of Johannesburg and started his first
company Ditshego Media in 2011.

Three years later, on 5 February 2014, he was
listed as one of Forbes Magazine's top 30
African Entrepreneurs under the age of 30.
In November 2016, Tebogo Ditshego
received the “Nestlife Assurance: Young
Business Achiever of the year” award at the
BBQ Magazine awards.

He is the founder of South Africa's biggest
online book club Read abook SA which has
over 37,600 followers on Twitter, and over
14,500 books recommended by its followers.

Tebogo Ditshego is the author of bestselling
fiction book “Kasi Nerd” which he published
and distributed through Ditshego Media. It
was launched on 22 April 2016 and is
available at Exclusive Books & Van Schaik
Bookstores.

Contact details

info@ditshegomedia.co.za


Web presence

Business Address

Sandton, Sandton, South Africa


Professional Portfolios

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South African Reading Foundation

in The South African Reading Foundation

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Ambassador | #PlayYourPart | Brand South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2014 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment


Mandela Washington Fellow 2014 | Washington State
Washington DC, United States of America | July 2014 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Chairman | Readabooksa | The South African Reading Foundation
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Chief Executive Officer | Public Relations Division | Ditshego Media
Johannesbug, South Africa | 2011 - present

Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations


Previous Position(s)

National Ambassador | Department of Arts and Culture
GAUTENG, South Africa | 2013 - October 2013

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Promote National Book Week 2013 amongst young South Africans


Media Liaison | Gauteng Department of Community Safety
Johannesburg | 2008 - 2009

Government, Public Administration and Defence

As the Media liaison in the office of the MEC my role was to assist the spokesperson fulfill fundamental Public Relations duties of the department


Freelance Journalist | Column Writing | AVUSA
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - 2011

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Provide in depth analysis for television programs, newspapers and magazines for a wide range of Social and Political matters.

Educational history

Secondary

Princess High School, Roodepoort, South Africa (2002)

Tertiary

University of Johannesburg

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2010 - 2011

Honours Degree Communications and Media Studies - Research Methodology, Development Communication & Identity, New Media and Culture, Research Essay,

University of Johannesburg (RAU)

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2005 - 2008

National Diploma Public Relations - Communications, Public Relations, Media Studies

University of Johannesburg (RAU)

johanneburg, South Africa | 2003 - 2004

Certificate Public Relations - Public Relations, Media Studies, Communications

Achievements

Awards

BBQ Magazine Nestlife Assurance: Young Business Achiever of the year (2016) | 2016

National Ambassador: Library and Information Association of South Africa | 2014

Forbes Magazine's top 30 African Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 | 2014

Forbes Magazine listed Tebogo Ditshego as one of 30 top entrepreneurs under the age of 30

Ambassador South African Books Development Council | 2013

Popularise reading amongst youth leading up to and during National Book Week

National Ambassador Department of Arts and Culture | 2013

Spread a message to my followers about the incredible benefits from reading

Southern African Association of Communications Conference | 2010

Selected by the University of Johannesubrg to deliver research paper

Best Project Organizer: University of Johannesburg SRC | Student Affairs | 2008

Best academic performer: University of Johannesburg SRC | Student Affairs | 2007

Shortlist and nomination

Best Academic Performer UJ SRC | 2007

Best project organiser UJ SRC | 2008

media exposure

City Press | 2014

South Africans make strong showing on Forbes list

News24 | 2014

South Africa makes strong showing in Forbes list

National Youth Development Agency | 2014

National Youth Development Agency congratulates Tebogo Ditshego

Forbes Magazine | 2014

Tebogo Ditshego was listed as one Forbes Magazine's top 30 African Entrepreneurs under the age of 30

Volksblad | 2012

Article about Tebogo Ditshego's initiative Readabooksa which has over +5800 followers on twitter in 6 weeks

MediaClubSouthAfrica | 2012

Article about Tebogo Ditshego's initiative ReadABookSA

Destiny | 2012

Article explaining Tebogo Dtishego's initiative @readabooksa which encourages South Africans to read 1 book a month

Kezi Communications | 2011

Campaigning for cancer

Word Press: Tebogo Ditshego Blog | 2012

ABI AND DITSHEGO MEDIA GIVES 5 000 BOTTLES TO QUEUING UJ APPLICANTS

Sowetan | 2009

An article which argues that recreational activities can reduce crime

Sowetan | 2010

A satirical article which seeks to illustrate the brilliance of left handed people

Black Business Quarterly | 2011

Article on Black education in South Africa where the author quoted Tebogo's previous article in the Sunday Times

Business Day | 2010

Column giving advice to the South African Football Association

Competitive Accomplishments

First Place Winners | KFC Soccer Tournament | 2000

Soccer Tournament

Academic Achievements

Best project organiser UJ SRC | 2007

Elected Social and Welfare UJ SRC | 2007

Elected Social and Welfare UJ SRC | 2006

Best Academic Performer in University of Johannesburg SRC | 2007

Student Representative Council award

Lecturered at Southern African Association of Communications Conference | 2011

Delivered research paper on Julius Malema singing Dubula ibhunu

Other Achievements

Invited to Deliver Lecture at Southern African Communications Conference | University of Johannesburg | 2010

Delivered Presentation about South African Youth Identity at Southern African Communications Conference

Activities

Memberships

Public Relations Institute of South Africa

PR

South African Association of Communications

Researcher, 2010 - 2011

community

Citi Bank/ Operation Hope

Tutor, 2012 - present

We teach Financial Literacy to grade 8 students of Alexandra High School. This initiative is titeld "Banking on our future."

South African Reading Foundation (Read a Book SA)

Chairperson, 2012 - present

Read a book SA is an initiative which encourages South Africans to buy/lend and read at least 1 book every month and provide us with a mini review on twitter. This is Tebogo Ditshego's brainchild and the twitter handle is @readabooksa

Campaigning For Cancer

PR, 2011 - 2011

Ditshego Media

CSI Manager, 2011 - present

We make stragetic partnerships to assist in community development. In January 2012 we partnered with ABI and SAB to provide free water for UJ students after the deadly stampede

Other Activities

Social Research

Researcher, 2005 - 2012

Testimonials

Sowetan

"Frank Talk: One of the leading thinkers in South Africa" - 2009

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