Prof Jafta achieved a doctorate in economics and is a professor at Stellenbosch University as well as a director of Naspers and Media24.
In 2013, Prof Jafta was appointed as the chairperson of Media24, taking over from the late Prof Jakes Gerwel.
Accolades include departmental awards for research and teaching excellence at the Stellenbosch University. Her work is widely published and she is also involved in broader training and education.
In addition to her achievements she is also fluent in Italian.