Delia Robertson

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Delia has worked for:
English to Africa Service, Voice of America Sunday Mirror

Delia Robertson

Delia Robertson is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has more than three decades experience covering sub-Saharan Africa with a strong focus on southern Africa.

One of Delia's strengths is her versatility. Most of her experience has been in broadcasting, but she can as easily produce copy for print, the web, or academic journals. Strong suits are in-depth analytical pieces and features.

She is also a skilled, thorough researcher.

Delia was among a small group of people who launched and ran 1st TV, Zimbabwe - a cheeky and highly successful short term free-to-air television station whose mission was to bring accurate news and information to Zimbabweans in the 2013 election period.

From time to time, Delia teaches at the Institute for Advanced Journalism in Johannesburg, and she is a content producer for



A life raft of hope in an ocean of need - the story of Kopanang, a project to empower women infected and affected by HIV/AIDS run by Sr. Sheila Flynn, an Irish nun of the Dominican order. Report for Global Sisters Report


8 May, 2012 Voice of America Delia Robertson South Africa’s high court has ordered prosecutors to investigate Zimbabwean officials who alleged committed torture and human rights abuses in the run-up to Zimbabwe’s violent and disputed 2008 elections. The decision has important practical, political and diplomatic implications for South Africa Report picked up by Southern Africa Litigation Centre


27 October 2009 For at least three years, as the country’s winter months begin to bite, poor South Africans have taken to the streets in increasingly violent protest, frustrated at what they see as government failures to address their needs. This year, those protests have continued well into warm weather. A VOA report picked up by Abahlali baseMjondolo


Reporter's notebook memorializing Walter Sisulu who died on 5 May 2003. Mr Sisulu was one of South Africa's most remarkable sons who was arrested several times for his opposition to apartheid, lastly on on 11 July 1663 at Liliesleaf farm, Rivonia. Following the infamous Rivonia trial, he was imprisoned until 15 October 1989 - he was among the first group of senior African National Congress leaders released from prison in the runup to the unbanning of the ANC and release of Nelson Mandela. This page includes a link to the audio on Sound Cloud. At the time Delia was a correspondent with the Voice of America - the link to the report on the VOA website is here:

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