Imani is a digital storyteller committed to telling positive and constructive stories. She currently produces video content – primarily with her mobile phone – for her own web series/vlog, ‘Conversations that Matter’, which aims to stimulate debate on environmental, developmental and social topics in South Africa. She also produces and edits video content at the International Clarion, a media start-up that seeks to give young people a digital voice.
Imani's work focuses in particular on young people coming up with solutions to pressing global challenges and she is driven by a strong desire to produce stories that inform, educate and inspire others through ethical, accurate and balanced journalism. She is currently completing a Masters in International Studies through Monash University.
Imani was selected as a DICE Young Storymaker in 2019/20.
South Africa’s SoulArt Foundation has created a community art centre and a safe space for youth in the heart of Soweto, by tapping into the power of waste and art. Now, the coronavirus has prompted a new project.
Two organisations have teamed up to help the residents of Melkhoutfontein upcycle waste into sought-after products – helping them generate an income, clean up the environment, and even tap into a part-forgotten cultural heritage.
Many of South Africa’s domestic workers supplement their low income by setting up a side business – often one with a community ethic. Our DICE Young Storymaker reports on a partnership that’s helping them achieve even more.
In Ghana, Soronko Academy is training the next generation of female computer scientists and challenging long-held gender stereotypes. DICE Young Storymaker Imani Dlamini meets founder Regina Honu to find out more.