Yolanda Mlonzi is the Government Affairs and Public Policy Analyst at Google South Africa. Yolanda holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in International Relations and Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, where she was awarded the Wits Postgraduate Merit Award.
She started her career in ICT policy as a Google Policy Fellow where she was hosted at the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). Since then, she has served as a resource person for the African School on Internet Governance, a youth coordinator and rapporteur for the Africa Internet Governance Forum and a panellist for a number of internet governance related workshops and forums. She also served as an executive board member of the Internet Society Gauteng chapter. Her passion lies in youth and women participation in ICT and internet policy. She also published a report for the Global Information Society Watch assessing the state of internet governance processes in South Africa through the multi- stakeholder approach.
Outside of the ICT sphere, Yolanda also has a background in branding and marketing where she worked at Kantar Consulting as a project manager. She is a lover of everything media, food, travel, culture, meeting new people and challenging environments.
Core interest areas:
● Information Communications Technology (ICT) policy ● Internet Governance
● Human Rights
● Public Policy
● Youth and gender participation in policy
● Digital media
● Branding and marketing
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