Who is Rosie Motene?

Her three passions in life are Womxn, Africa, and the arts.
Rosie Motene is a Pan African queer feminist, activist, speaker, and media proprietor. She uses her experience, privilege, expertise, writing, and voice to speak up on issues around GBV and LGBTQI in Africa.
Her pronouns are She/Her.


  • Rosie Motene holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts (Honours) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

  • Multichoice - In 2006 Rosie completed the Producer and director course 

  • Laughing Yoga- in 2011, Rosie became an accredited laughing yoga coach

  • NFVF- In 2012 Rosie completed the National film and video foundation, producers course

  • The TriFocus academy- Rosie is completing her Life Coaching.

  • UN Women- In 2020 Rosie completed the online course-  I Know Gender Modules 1 to 9

  • Dr Karen E Wells CTAA- Complementary Therapist Association- Professional counselling diploma on Sexual Abuse,


Her background

Her career spans over 25 years and she has excelled as an award-winning actor, TV and radio presenter, as well as TV and film producer. Rosie now operates as an author, speaker, feminist/activist, voice-over artist and a Pan African entertainment manager and production consultant. 
Rosie  provides production and executive  training and consultancy.
Her detailed resume and services are available on request.

Rosie published her memoir, Reclaiming The Soil in 2017. In 2018, it was chosen as the official piece of literature for the One City One book campaign for Ethekwini municipality. 

In 2018 she won the award at The African Authors Awards. The book has participated and exhibited at a number of African book festivals, such as Abantu book festival, South African book fair, Kingsmead book fair, Gaborone book festival, to name  few.


Waka Talent agency: 
She founded the first Pan African talent agency, Waka Talent agency. They have a footprint in 13 African countries. 
Rosie was trained through People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) as a counselor, training and public awareness volunteer. Through this training, she then used her brand to create awareness about gender-based violence. Through her work, she has collaborated and worked with a number of other organizations such as :

* The V-day movement: Rosie was the official spokesperson when EveEnsler launched the Vagina Monologues in South Africa. In 2012 she produced a benefit concert and raised R20 000 for POWA. She was also the lead on the committee for the One Billion Rising campaign.

* Childline, Gauteng- Rosie became a key operator with the activities of Childline, Gauteng. In 2004, Rosie was appointed Chairperson and worked closely with a strong management team in spearheading the activities of the organization. She resigned as Chairperson in 2012.


* The Tomorrow Trust: An organization that helps provide, underprivileged children with the educational and business tools to create career paths for themselves. Rosie sat on the board of trustees from 2007 to 2015. In 2014 she raised funds and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro for the organization. 


* The Johannesburg children's home: An umbrella organization connected to Childline. Rosie sat on the board from 2004 to 2012.


* UN Women: Rosie represented South Africa in The Africa Unite campaign, to stop gender-based violence in Africa. Alongside other African nations, she climbed Mt Kilimanjaro.