Our Team

Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka

Head Writer & Content Manager

  

Hombakazi is an entrepreneur, published Xhosa author with two titles to her name, has a Master's degree in Agriculture from France, and works for an International NGO in Transkei.

   

hombakazi-at-afrostory.org

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Dr John Ashmore

Founder and CEO

 

John has a PhD in Public Health (UCT) and 20 publications. He was a senior manager for Doctors Without Borders and consulted to WHO. He excels in activism, senior management, research and economics.

  

john-at-afrostory.org

Ryan Fortune

Head Communication Officer

 

Ryan has a wealth of senior experience in journalism and PR, including for Doctors Without Borders and UCT. He is an environmental activist and runs his own consulting business and NGO.

  

ryan-at-afrostory.org

Robyn Schaffner

Head Designer, Shareholder

 

Robyn has worked in senior designer roles for Woolworths, Glamour Magazine and other well-known brands. She freelances too, and is overseeing logo, advertising, App V1.2 design and all other core design work for AfroStory.

  

robyn-at-afrostory.org

Norman Hooper

Head Technical Advisor

Norman is a Software Engineer at DiMagi and has previously worked in CTO and Software Engineer roles at various open source firms, including his own. He is fluent in Python, all things Linux, and advises AfroStory regularly.

  

norman-at-afrostory.org

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