Mary-Jane Matsolo is originally from Port Elizabeth. She studied journalism at P.E. Technikon. For as long as she can remember all her teachers told her she should become a journalist. She used to think that involved ducking bullets in a war zone.
Mary-Jane recalls a report she did which resulted in a family being reunited. It's that kind of story that inspires her journalism now.
Mary-Jane moved to Cape Town about eight years ago and worked for the Treatment Action Campaign. She became an AIDS activist. Now she covers mainly health stories for GroundUp.