Shannon van Wyk

Shannon van Wyk is a Digital Communications Strategist specialising in socio-political communications and currently digital portfolio manager for Afrobarometer based at IJR. She started her career in the Advertising Industry before moving into the Social Impact Sector where she has most recently worked in behaviour change communications.

Shannon holds an undergraduate degree in Film and Media specialising in Online Media Production from the University of Cape Town and a postgraduate degree in Strategic Communications from Vega School.

She’s currently completing a Master of Philosophy in Inclusive Innovation at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. Her research focuses on the impact of Digital Democracy in governance processes and the role that digital tools play in extending democratic processes in contemporary society.