Koketso Moeti

Governance | South Africa

2017 New Voices Fellow


Koketso Moeti has a long background in civic activism and has over the years worked at the intersection of governance, communication and people power. She currently serves as the founding executive director of amandla.mobi, which leads campaigns that seeks to build real power for Black people, with a particular focus on low-income Black women. We challenge injustice by bringing together our community in critical moments to take targeted, co-ordinated and strategic action to hold political and corporate interests to account and advance solutions that build a more just and people-powered South Africa.

Prior to this, Moeti worked and consulted for a wide range of national and international organisations. In 2023 she was announced as an inaugural Keseb Democracy Fellow. She is also a Mulago Foundation Rainer Arnhold fellow; an inaugural Collective Action in Tech fellow; an Atlantic fellow for racial equity; an inaugural Obama fellow and an Aspen Institute New Voices senior fellow. Moeti serves as an expert Advisor to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Partnering with Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution‘ initiative and a founding reference group member for the Civic Tech Innovation Network.

She is an alumnus of the Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative (IGLI) summer institute, hosted by the Sié Chéou-Kang Center at the University of Denver. When not working, Moeti can be found writing and has been published by Project Syndicate, The Guardian, Context News, City Press, NPR, Al Jazeera and Salon among others.