Matlhodi Ramathlape is a young and vibrant go-getter who is clearly passionate about making her mark in the professional world. She was born and raised in Alexandra Township, and says Alex has always been her home, even after she left to pursue her studies and later, her career.  

Matlhodi is an account manager at Weber Shandwick, a global PR agency, where she works on a range of clients focused specifically on the technology sector. She began her journey to success with Rays of Hope’s Rose-Act Saturday School programme and says that her time with Rose-Act helped boost her confidence and pushed her to achieve more.

“The environment at Rose-Act was like family, where each child was important and felt seen, and that built much of my character. I got involved in extra mural activities that really boosted my confidence and my self-esteem. These qualities have been a part of me all through my career and personal life,” she says.

Matlhodi moved to Cape Town to study PR at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where she received the First Year Media Studies Top Student award and later graduated with a diploma in PR. She went on to attend Tshwane University of Technology in 2017 and obtained a BTech in Public Relations Management the following year. 

“Today I hold an Honours in Communication Management from the University of Pretoria and am advancing my skills through a short course in Project Management.” 

Find out more about Rose-Act Saturday School here.