Kristen van Schie

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Cape Town, South Africa

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Kristen van Schie

I'm an award-winning journalist working as an independent reporter and multimedia producer in southern Africa. I am currently based in Cape Town.

I have worked as a correspondent for global news agency AFP and Johannesburg's leading daily paper The Star, filing dispatches from the Central African Republic, Somalia, Syria and Antarctica.

I have completed emergency first aid and hostile environment awareness training.


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Zambia’s Hakainde Hichilema: ‘I had to pay a heavy price for people to open their eyes’ If Zambian president Edgar Lungu thought releasing his long-time rival Hakainde Hichilema from prison would finally result in public recognition of his rule, he’d best not hold his breath. KRISTEN VAN SCHIE reports.


How to tell your child you have HIV: More than three decades into the HIV epidemic, some conversations haven't become any easier. This is one of them.


Reporter Kristen van Schie tells Sean Rameswaram how the three-year drought is drastically changing life for millions of Capetonians.


Over 3 million South Africans suffer permanent, disabling hearing loss. Earlier this year, researchers at the University of Pretoria began tackling the problem using a smartphone app called HearZA.


Residents in the South African city of Cape Town are cutting back on water consumption, as a two-year drought takes its toll.


Cape Town is literally about to run out of water, and residents are preparing for "Day Zero."

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