Buks Viljoen

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Nelspruit, South Africa

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Buks Viljoen

Buks Viljoen is a journalist based in Nelspruit, South Africa. I have being involved in journalism since 1984 in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. At the time  I did general news coverage which included taking photographs. In 1989 I relocated to Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga. I worked as a senior journalist at the Lowvelder as well as The Citizen from 1989 untill 2005.
During this period I specialised in crime, court, local government as wel as investigative journalism.
In 2005 I was Caxtons Journalist of the Year. Duting my career at Caxton I won the category as Investigative Journalist of the Year numerous  times.
In 2004 I won the Nat Nakasa Award for Courageous Journalism.

In 2005 I was appointed as the regional reporter for Naspers/Media24 covering all news in the Mpumalanga province.
In March 2018 I went on early retirement.

Currently I focus on Human interest, environmental issues, major crime and court cases involving poaching in Krugerpark as well as investigative reporting.


Afrikaans English


Story in Afrikaans about a lion in Krugerpark who have eaten two poacher in Kruger Park. I havent written any English articles recently that was published.



  • War against rhino poaching in Kruperpark South Africa

    Nelspruit, South Africa Science & Environment December 31 @ 12:00am

    The days when rangers were appointeid at Krugerpark to look after the wild life has changed dramatically. With rhino poaching at the centre of this "war" poachers are now changing tactics and targeting elephants. The protection of these two groups of wild life changed from riding on a bicycle... Read more

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