Yonela is a two-time graduate, her undergrad was in English and Communication Science, and postgrad in Journalism and Media Studies where she did Economics Journalism as part of her electives. She’s gained radio experience through a volunteer internship at PEfm. Other experiences include administrative support, events assistance, social media marketing intern, registration assistant, and volunteer work
Her desire is to grow within the Media and Communications space, where she can use the various platforms to advocate for the voiceless. She loves to be challenged and learns through her experiences. She wrote some economic journalism articles as part of her coursework and submitted a research proposal under the Economics Journalism elective for her honors. The research paper was based on the intergenerational use of WhatsApp before & during the time of Covid—19 within the community of KwaMagxaki (a middle—class township in Gqeberha/ Port Elizabeth, South Africa).