Thembisa Fakude, Head of Research Relations at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, holds a Master Degree in politics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, and is currently studying towards a PhD.
- Head of Research Relations at Al Jazeera Centre for Studies, a division of Al Jazeera Media Network, Qatar
- Deputy Chairperson of the Common Action Forum, Madrid, Spain
- Member of the Organizing Committee of the 3rd World Media Summit, Doha
- Former Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera Media Network in Southern Africa
- Former Chairperson of the Foreign Correspondents Association of Southern Africa