Lesego Tlhabi

Lesego was invited as the Guest Speaker at the Leaver’s Dinner to impart her insight to our 2018 Matrics and she did not disappoint! She talked about her experiences and explained that her path to success has not been a simple, straight road. Lesego encouraged the Matric class to chase their dreams, stay true to themselves and do what they love. Lesego matriculated from St Anne’s in 2006 and went on to obtain a BA in English and Media from the University of Cape Town. She then had the opportunity to attend Brunel University in London where she studied Theatre, and finally completed short courses in TV writing at Columbia University and Musical Theatre at New York Film Academy. After graduating in 2014, Lesego returned to Johannesburg to pursue a career in television and film, working as a content producer and scriptwriter. During this time her Coconut Kelz blog page was launched. It began as fun, occasional posts and grew to the sensation that it is today. Lesego’s satirical character, Coconut Kelz, hilariously tackles South Africa’s political and social environment. She has been interviewed on Power FM and has appeared in Cosmopolitan online, the Mail & Guardian and the Sunday Times. With so much already achieved, Lesego shows no sign of slowing down!