Introducing Leeyah Ebrahim: The Future of Media and a Dynamic Addition to The Fordsburg Independent Newspaper

The Fordsburg Independent Newspaper proudly welcomes Leeyah Ebrahim, a remarkable 13-year-old talent, as their junior editor and teen representative.

In the ever-evolving digital era, Leeyah brings youthful enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to our newsroom, embodying the future of media. Raised in the world of journalism by her mother, Shakiera Tayob, the esteemed editor-in-chief and publisher of The Fordsburg Independent, Leeyah’s passion for writing, advertising, sales, and marketing has flourished. Now, she stands ready to make her mark as an integral member of our team, contributing innovative insights and ideas that will captivate our readers.

Leeyah possesses extraordinary qualities that set her apart despite her young age. Not only is she intelligent and driven, but she also carries herself with grace and decorum, a testament to her exemplary upbringing. Her confidence and ability to connect with others make her a natural at sales, and she eagerly anticipates building strong relationships with new clients. Leeyah’s passion for writing and her desire to see our publication reach new heights have greatly influenced our decision to embrace digital transformation. She recognizes the changing media landscape and has recommended expanding our online presence while maintaining our popular monthly edition. This strategic move enables us to provide news, information, and advertising opportunities to our readers in both print and digital formats.

As a seventh-grade student at Emmarentia Primary School, Leeyah understands the importance of education and intends to continue her studies while fulfilling her responsibilities as Junior Editor. Her dedication to learning and growth exemplifies her determination to excel in academics and her aspirations as a budding journalist. Beyond her love for journalism, Leeyah possesses a keen eye for fashion and dreams of becoming a fashion model. Her sense of style and passion for all things fashion add a distinctive element to her well-rounded personality, showcasing her diverse interests and skills.

On June 16, Youth Day in South Africa, The Fordsburg Independent Newspaper proudly awarded Leeyah the position of junior editor, recognizing her exceptional qualities and potential. This prestigious accolade positions her as one of our team’s brightest and most talented members, entrusted with contributing to the newspaper’s growth and success. Our recent decision to embark on digital transformation aligns perfectly with Leeyah’s forward-thinking approach. With her foresight, zeal, and understanding of the digital landscape, we are confident in our ability to remain relevant and accessible in today’s fast-paced world.

The digital edition of The Fordsburg Independent Newspaper will be easily accessible online through email newsletters, popular social media platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp, and other digital channels, ensuring our current subscribers can enjoy our content seamlessly. In the coming days, we will unveil a new online rate card for businesses and service providers eager to advertise to our rapidly expanding online audience.

With Leeyah’s vision, enthusiasm, and grasp of the digital landscape, The Fordsburg Independent Newspaper is poised for success in the ever-changing media industry. Her appointment reflects our commitment to nurturing young talent and embracing innovation. To stay updated with the latest news, we encourage you to subscribe to The Fordsburg Independent Newspaper by visiting our website at or contacting us at +27 11 482 7868. You can also find us on social media platforms such as Twitter (@finewspaper), Instagram (fordsburgindependent), and Facebook (, where you can connect with us and receive the most recent updates.