- About Us
Rooted in Pan Africanism, Unlocking Africa is an independent, youthful and tenacious full service communications company, business directory and a thought leadership. Unlocking Africa is a subsidiary company of Bokamoso Institute (BI) Group. BI boasts a diverse portfolio of interests across several sectors including advisory, consultancy and financial services.
Founded by Tshepy Matloga, our company is 100% black owned and comprises of a team of storytellers from all over the continent who are smart, creative, fun and forward thinking to help you understand Africa and its investment opportunities. We believe that our stories as Africans should be told based on a healthy blend of research and imagination therefore ours is to help African based brands to connect better with their customers and stakeholders through a full suite of PR activities and storytelling. Our model is simply based on hard work, exceeding the expectations of our clients.
About the founder
Born in a village of Botlokwa just outside Polokwane in South Africa, Tshepy Matloga is a journalist turned entrepreneur with 10years writing professional writing experience. Tshepy studied journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology majoring in politics and broadcast production. She started her professional career as Public Relations intern at HelloWorld PR and Advertising agency and later moved to TCB publishing group as a features writer for both 1time airline magazine and the Bluetrain magazine and occasionally freelancing for Caxton’s Soul magazine.
In 2011 she was appointed the junior editor for Youth Village magazine whilst at the same time being the South African correspondent for a UK based fashion and textile blog called Africa Fashion Guide. In 2015 she founded Unlocking Africa, formerly known as Chronicles Media Group. The company has two divisions which are, a website which serves as an African business directory, a one stop information center advocating the development of Africa, that’s profiling young entrepreneurs from all over the continent, encourage intra-Africa trade and share positive stories about Africa in a bid to restore the image of Africa to the global community. The other division is a full service Public Relations firm which offers services in brand management, social media management, events planning and corporate communications.
Besides running Unlocking Africa, Tshepy is also the co-founder of Malawian based Encore Creatives Events and PR. Some of the accolades she have received include being chosen as the Top 100 brightest young minds in SA 2014, nominated for the DHL tomorrow’s leaders, Old Mutual young leaders, Youth Village 20 Inspirational Young South Africans 2016, Positively Youth 100 most positively inspiring African youth 2017 . Tshepy also travels the African continent in search of positive human interest stories