I am a Professor of Media Studies at the University of Cape Town and a former journalist. In various leadership capacities, inter alia as Director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at UCT and as Deputy Head of School at Rhodes University, I have acquired experience of handling workplace disputes and staff relations. My training as a journalist has given me listening skills and the ability to see various sides to an issue. I value ethical conduct, fairness and social justice highly. I have successfully completed the Commercial and Court-Aligned Mediation Course at the University of Cape Town in March 2017.