Who is Rosie Motene?

Rosie is a Pan African Queer feminist writer, activist, speaker, and media proprietor.  A multi-award-winning author and producer.
A certified counsellor and life coach, she uses her experience, privilege, expertise, writing, and voice to speak up on issues around GBV and LGBTQI in Africa.


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WIts- University of the Witwatersrand -1994 to 1998                                       BADA - Bachelor of Dramatic Arts  Honours                                                        


POWA- People Opposing Women Abuse - 2003                                              Counselling                  

                                                                                                                                  Public awareness and training 


                                                                                                                                 Court Preparation


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Multichoice - 2006                                                                                                   The Producer and director course                                                        


Laughing Yoga - 2001                                                                                               Accredited laughing yoga  course                                                           

NFVF- National film and video foundation - 2012                                               Producers course

TriFocus academy - 2020                                                                                         Life Coaching 

UN Women online course - 2020                                                                           I Know Gender Modules 1 to 9 

Dr. Karen E Wells- CTAA -  2020                                                                              Professional Counseling diploma for sexual abuse

Complementary Therapists Accredited Association

Dr. Karen E Wells- CTAA - 2020                                                                              Full accredited professional PTSD counseling Diploma 

Complementary Therapists Accredited Association

Don Kropp  -2020                                                                                                      Certificate for Providing Trauma informed care

Lisa Powers 2021                                                                                                       Reiki level1, level11 and masters.




Her background

Her career in media spans over 25 years, and she has excelled as an award-winning actor, TV and radio presenter, and TV and film producer. 
In 2015, Rosie resigned from a TV production for refusing to go naked on TV and called out sexual harassment. Industry players then blocked her; years later, she called out a sexual predator, and a media-driven women's organisation called on the media industry to stay away from her. The ambush pushed her acting career into retirement, and her talent agency suffered immensely. Using that experience and pain of healing from the emotional trauma and loss of income, Rosie funneled that energy and helping others. Through additional training, she became a certified counsellor and life coach. Rosie opened her private practice, Letstatsi Healing space. The Council for Councillors in South Africa can confirm they registered councilor number CO 20877. 
Letsatsi Healing space offers tailored programs to humans seeking healing, support, validation, growth and next-level performance in their work. The programs are suitable for victims/survivors of GBV, humans who suffer from PTSD, humans who need life coaching, focusing on relationships and career or a mixture of all the above. Rosie Motene leads the programs.
The activist and facilitator.
 She uses her agency and voice through her social media platforms, podcasts, vlogs, speaking and facilitator engagements. These include topics from Pan African entrepreneurship, GBV, LGBTQI+, African identity and other related issues.
The Author
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 several African book festivals, such as Abantu book festival, South African book fair, Kingsmead book fair, Gaborone book festival, to name a few.
She founded the first Pan African talent agency, Waka Talent agency. They have a footprint in 13 African countries. Rosie operates as the chief talent manager and production consultant. www.wakaagency.biz