Reporter Kat Sekhotho covers a broad range of subjects for radio station Kaya FM 95.9, spanning news, politics, education, crime, health and the arts. She anchors the news sometimes and works with the digital department to capture videos to tell stories online. Her personal touch is seen in The Arts Report, which she curates to cover less mainstream issues for the station’s website and social media platforms. Sekhotho enjoys being able to reflect the thoughts and feelings of ordinary people in her stories, especially when they highlight different African cultures. “I hope that the words I write and the work I do gives a voice to people often marginalised and who go unseen in our society,” she says. Along the way, some mistakes have emphasised the importance of fact-checking what people claim to be true. “It’s taught me a great deal about the power of words,” she says.
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