I was one of 40 civic-minded scholars who engaged, through discussion and debate, in a rigorous quest for a deeper and more textured understanding of the challenges to democracy in the contemporary world. At the basis of this fellowship was the conviction that adequate social and human capital is a crucial element in developing a culture of democratic governance.
CNBC Africa is a business news channel which is owned and operated by NBC Universal. CNBC Africa covers business headlines and provides live coverage of African financial markets. I produced the flagship political economy show ‘The Other Dimension‘. My duties included research, production and directing the live broadcast each evening. I was also tasked with drafting hard-hitting questions for the presenter.
I produced the A.M. and P.M. drive-time segments on the #1 talk radio station, SAfm. I was part of a team that prided itself on being first: first with the news, the insights the analysis and the debate on current affairs, business and sports news. My duties included deciding on story angles, research, producing audio inserts, lining up relevant newsmakers for live discussion and debate, briefing the presenters and directing the live broadcast. I was also tasked with reviewing all of the copy before broadcast.
IDASA was a non-profit organization that worked to promote and support sustainable democracies in Africa. It did this by building democratic institutions, educating citizens and advocating social justice. In addition to producing weekly documentaries on local government issues, I was tasked with strengthening local grassroots community radio stations. I also served as a radio trainer.
The Sunday Times is the largest weekly newspaper in South Africa. It has a weekly circulation of 450,000 and a weekly readership of 3.7 million. I reported on local stories of gang violence in Cape Town.