Siphokuhle Mkancu is Communications and Advocacy Intern for The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR). He holds a National Diploma in Journalism and a Bachelors Degree in Media, Communication and Culture from the Nelson Mandela University. He has previously interned at The Herald Newspaper (Tiso Blackstar Group). As a general news reporter, his articles were published on a number of national news outlets. During his time at university, he worked on a fundraising project where he was tasked to develop and implement Public Relations strategies and tactics to raise funds for an NGO. He now works on a number of projects at the IJR that address socio-political challenges.