Roxanne Joseph
Corporate Data Researcher


  • In my previous life I worked in education activism and research, where I spent a lot of time marching, mobilising and learning how it's done from the youth
  • BA at UCT, where I did a triple major in subjects completely unrelated to anything I do now, then Journalism at Wits, where I worked in the Wits Vuvuzela newsroom
  • Worked in several newsrooms (eNCA and Bloomberg) and freelanced for several news organisations, including Al Jazeera, where I did a lot of reporting around the xenophobic attacks in 2015

You can email me at [email protected]

I believe in equality, across all spheres, borders and lines and in every way possible. My focus is on playing a small role in building an informed and empowered society, which is what OpenUp is about. I came across the organisation during a project on textbook monitoring in Limpopo, followed by some election analysis and reporting last year. And now I’m part of the furniture.
My side passion is photography. I love being able to visualise my perception of the things around me, and compare it to what other people see and experience, while simultaneously feeding my Instagram addiction.

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