Mia Malan is Bhekisisa's editor-in-chief and executive director. Under her leadership, Bhekisisa’s online readership increased 30 fold and its donor funding eightfold between 2013 and 2019. Malan has won more than 20 African journalism awards for her work and is a former fellow of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.
Aisha Abdool Karim is a health reporter at Bhekisisa. She graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Before joining Bhekisisa, she worked at the Daily Maverick. During #FeesMustFall protests, she was the editor-in-chief of the University of Cape Town student newspaper, Varsity, where she learned that quality reporting “helps tell people's stories in a way that drives tangible changes to broken systems”.