Teetee Zwane is the Knowledge Manager at ESEPARC. She is a Chevening (UK Government’s global awards scheme) alumna, and an active member of the London-based Reuters Foundation. She has vast experience as a journalist and editor, her core specialties being economic and business issues, with a focus on their impact on basic human rights, social development and growth, particularly in relation to women, children, and other marginalised populations. Teetee has worked in the local and regional media industry for over ten years, having held various positions including Business Editor and periodically acting as News Editor at the Swazi Observer Group of Newspapers. She had a brief stint at the Mail and Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism (amaBhungane) in Johannesburg, South Africa as an intern, and the Reuters Foundation’s Wealth of Nations Programme on Illicit Financial Flows.
Her research interests are on gender-related issues and the socio-economic development of marginalised populations. She has written extensively on these subjects and been published in both local and international media, including contributions to a Pan African newsletter and the Mail and Guardian. She earned her Master of Arts in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting major) from the University of Eswatini, as well as various certificates in media relations, HIV prevention advocacy, trade, and investigative journalism.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Editing, proofreading, analytical writing
Gender and development
Governance and development
Online media management
Knowledge Manager, ESEPARC
Journalist/Business Editor – Swazi Observer, Mbabane (SD)
Editor – BizLink Sports Magazine, Mbabane (SD)
Intern – Mail & Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism, Johannesburg (SA)
Consultant – ESEPARC, Mbabane (SD)
Economics Educator – William English Medium School, Burgersfort (SA)
Commerce & Accounts Teacher – Christ the King School, Hlathikulu (SD)
M.A., Governance and Development – Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex (UK)
Bachelor of Commerce – University of Eswatini (SD)