Marize de Klerk is an experienced journalist, online content, TV and video producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She specialises in science, technology, agriculture, aerospace, lifestyle, tourism and environment. During her 16-year career she worked for broadcasters like Deutsche Welle Radio and TV, the South African Broadcasting Corporation Radio and TV, Jewish News 1. She was also head researcher & reporter for South Africa's best known agricultural and rural development TV programs, AgriTV, Landbousake and Growing Tomorrow. Currently, she works for a private South African media company, Video News Services 24/7, that specializes in assisting international broadcasters operating in Africa, develops and runs online TV channels, and produces various video content products for corporate clients. Marize also has experience in print journalism, photography, on-camera presenting and is an excellent researcher. The North West University in South Africa, involves her as guest lecturer in online video and documentary storytelling in its honours degree programme for audio-visual communication and journalism majors. She also serves an external examiner for master's degree students majoring in audio-visual communication at the NWU. She has a BA (Business Communications) and an MA (Business Communications) degree from the North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. She is willing to travel. For more visit her website: http://marizedeklerk.wix.com/portfolio OR her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MarizedeKlerk/videos?sort=dd&view=0&shelf_id=0
The Nan Hua Performing Arts Group is internationally known for fusing traditional African and Chinese dance and music into attention-grabbing performances. The South African group was a finalist in the South Africa’s Got Talent TV show some years ago, but still wants to introduce more of their compatriots to what they do. The Performing Art Group is an empowerment initiative of Africa’s largest Buddhist temple, the Nan Hua Temple, for young women based on Buddhist principles. Produced for China Plus
University students from Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, and Angola will represent Southern Africa in China in the global final of this year’s Huawei ICT Competition. After months of intensive preparation 14 teams from 11 Southern African countries, gathered in South Africa to write a 5-hour exam, determining who will represent the region on the global stage. In an effort to develop ICT talent and give students an international platform to showcase their ICT abilities, Huawei launched the ICT Competition in 2015. Produced for China Plus
About 2,000 abandoned lesser flamingo chicks are currently being cared for at suitable facilities across South Africa, after being evacuated from the Kamfers Dam in the country’s Northern Cape Province. Local specialist private investigator and animal-lover, Mike Bolhuis, initiated and funded, the rescue attempt when he learnt that thousands of wild adult flamingos left their chicks for dead because the dam ran dry. Produced for China Plus
Modern cave people and their famous hominin fossil friend, Homo Naledi, went VR! The world’s first free mobile paleoanthropology virtual reality app, Dinaledi VR, now allows one to enter an underground cave and one of the most inaccessible, but richest hominin excavation sites on the planet, in South Africa’s Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Produced for China Plus
Little African girls can now play with cute dolls that look just like them, complete with cool, designer Afrocentric outfits. The black dolls with features resembling African children are defying critics and are making waves globally. Two South African friends, turned entrepreneurs, launched the African doll line in an effort to encourage children of African descent to embrace their own beauty and natural hair. The growing collection, which includes an albino doll, has even attracted the attention of customers in Russia and South Korea. Produced for China Plus
The first multi-genre entertainment, comic and fan convention in Africa, Comic Con Africa, eclipsed expectations. The African version of one of the world’s most famous pop-culture extravaganzas, was a sold-out event. Thousands had the opportunity to get up close with all things and people comic and sci-fi and live out their superhero dreams. Produced for China Plus
Medical clowning is a real job. A serious complimentary, healthcare profession. No jokes! In Israel, “clown doctors” are not only an integral part of the medical system, some universities even offer degree courses in medical clowning! So, it’s no laughing matter that some South African clowns called upon the world’s only person with a PhD in Medical Clowning, Dr. Amnon Raviv, in establishing medical clowning as a recognized paramedical profession in their country. Produced for China Plus
Volunteers from across South Africa and beyond crocheted for months in order to create a scarf of over 27 km in celebration of South Africa's former president and international icon, Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday Produced for Pear Video
China Plus Youth Talks 2018: Wen Jian "If you want to go fast, go alone. And if you want to go further, go together,” said Wen Jian, Managing Director of China Railway International Southern African Company, one of over 200 Chinese corporations in South Africa. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and South Africa. #YouthTalks Produced introductory video for China Plus News & China Radio International Youth Talks 2018
Introductory profile on Kirsten Greenop, Executive Head - Regulatory Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement of Standard Bank in South Africa as part of China Plus Youth Talks 2018 broadcasts. Produce for China Plus and China Radio International.
Scientists and researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand are pioneering a new generation of generic supercomputers. The team of the High Energy Physics Group involved in the Massive Affordable Computing Project or the MAC Project is developing and building a new generation of supercomputers with so called high-throughput capability to deal with the high throughput data needs of scientist. The team is using affordable and energy efficient existing technologies and components like ARM processors (Advanced Reduced Instruction Set Computer Micro-processor) which are used in smartphones and tablets. Produced for online marketing platform, Features Africa.
Africa needs at least €21,1 billion annually to achieve universal access to modern energy, according to dr. Richard Munang, coordinator of the United Nations Environment (UNEP) Africa Regional Climate Change Programme. Crowdfunding might have been successful in financing a myriad of social objectives globally, but in light of such gigantic amounts, which is the potential of alternative finance to address the issue? youris.com is an independent non-profit media agency promoting the leading-edge European innovation via TV media and the web Read more: http://www.youris.com/energy/renewables/could-renewables-crowdfunding-assist-unplugged-africa.kl#ixzz5HuLB7HRD
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JOBURGTODAY.TV Egg Shell Jewelry Some Johannesburg artists and crafts people have been creating uniquely, handcrafted ostrich eggshell jewellery for years. Mambu Design's pieces have been attracting attention from international jewellery shows in Paris and Germany to craft markets and shops in Bryanston, Rosebank and Cape Town
PEAR VIDEO Miss Universe 2017/18 Self-defence Champion Produced for Pear Video Producer, reporter, research, fixing: Marize de Klerk
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PEAR VIDEO - Welcome home, Miss Universe 2017/18, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Miss Universe 2017/18, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters arrives back in her native South Africa for the first time after her coronation Producer, reporter, research, fixing: Marize de Klerk
The first HIV vaccine trail in 7 years started late in 2016 in South Africa. When the well-known child AIDS activist, Nkosi Johnson, passed away in 2001, that was almost unthinkable. JoburgToday visited Nkosi’s Haven that cares for 27 HIV positive mothers and 98 children
Somerbosch: Ice cream from wine Somerbosch Wine is the only South African wine estate producing homemade ice cream from it's own wines. Paired with Somerbosch red wines this makes for a very unique wine tasting and summer red wine experience. Filmed, edited, scripted and produced - Marize de Klerk
Satellites and high-tech solutions help African farmers face historic drought African and European researchers are employing high-tech water management research methods to help low-tech South African smallholders improve food security. Additionally, extremely high levels of Microcystin toxicity and uranium contamination in important river systems spark calls for extra research on bioaccumulation through the human food chain
What if sleeping not well could worsen your pain? The University of Witwatersrand's Sleep Laboratory is on of very few globally researching the relationship between sleep an pain. Their research on women, sleep and pain is even more unique. Produced for JoburgToday.tv (www.joburgtoday.tv) Reporter, research, directing, scriptwriting, on-camera presenting, producer, voice over: Marize de Klerk Camera & Editing: Nicki Thessner
Consol Solar Jars are shining uniquely and proudly South African at the 300th anniversary of the landscape architect (Capability Brown) who changed the look of 18th century England. Joburgtoday.tv looked at how South African engineers adapted a local invension for this occasion and British solar conditions Producer: Marize de Klerk; Camera: Franco Puglisi & Jan Singleton; Editing: Thato Kekana
Insights from FTI Consulting political analyst, Coenraad Bezuidenhout, about the newly appointed mayoral committee in the Johannesburg Metro, shortly after the closely contested 2016 local government election - For JoburgToday.tv
Exposing the media to brandy and the concept of neural marketing research Produced for JoburgToday.tv Reporter, presenter, voice-over, research, producer, scriptwriting, director: Marize de Klerk Camera: Franco Puglisi Editing: Thato Kekana
JoburgToday.tv attended the 2016 South African Culinary Olympics Team's last public training session in Johannesburg. Research, presenting, scriptwriting, voice-over, production, directing: Marize de Klerk Camera: Franco Puglisi
Conservation of the University of Witwatersrand's (Wits) Rock Art Research Institute's Walter Battiss collection. This collection includes original tracings on cellophane of rock art scenes. Produced for JoburgToday.tv Kamera / Camera: X Mtebele Editor / Redigeerder: Lee Saunders
What is the refurbishment of electronic equipment all about? How do you do it? Produced for JoburgToday.tv Reporting, research, presenting, scripting, voice-over, directing, producing: Marize de Klerk Camera: Franco Puglisi Editing: Nthuthuko Mthanti
Looking at an eco oor wetland pool that uses no chemicals as an more environmentally friendly alternative to a traditional swimming pool. With Jane Griffiths and architect, Anthony Philbrick. Produced for online TV channel JoburgToday.tv
SANBWA standard - If drinking more than water in a bottle is important. SANBWA certification helps ensured its members' bottled water is of world class standard. Produced for JoburgToday.tv
When electronic and electrical devices die or go out of fashion, they become e-waste and potentially dangerous. It is better to give them a recycling send off rather than a rubbish bin burial. JoburgToday.tv followed an old laptop on one of Africa's safest e-waste recycling journeys Producer, reporter, researcher, script-writer: Marize de Klerk Camera: Jan Singleton Editing: Nthuthuko Mthanti
Late former Israeli Prime minister, Ariel Sharon's career as soldier and statesman made an impression on many Jewish Diaspora communities. South African Jewry is no exception. They paid their respects during a special memorial service in Johannesburg.
Post-Apartheid South Africa has diplomatic ties with both the State of Israel and the Palestinian state. JN1 talks to Israeli's newly appointed ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk, about Israel's place in the post-Arab Spring Middle East.
Inner city Johannesburg. Unemployment and poverty is rife here, but some residents pinned their hope on needlework by joining a sewing school initiated by the Union of Jewish Women and the Impact for Christ Ministries Church.
Studio-onderhoud met die Suid-Afrikaanse Burgerlugvaartowerheid oor die registrering en die lugwaardigheidsverklaring van nuwe lugvaartuie in Suid-Afrika vir die internet-TV-kanaal, www.aadtv.org, met spesifieke verwysing na die FAMA K209 helikopter Studio interview with the South African Civil Aviation Authority about the registering and the airworthiness declaration of new aircraft in South Africa, for the internet TV channel, www.aadtv.org, with specific focus on the FAMA K209 helicopter
Innovation is the name of the game for Africa's largest Jewish welfare organization, in assisting Johannesburg's Jews in fulfilling the mitzvah of Matanot l'Evyonim on Purim. And in doing so, Chevrah Kadisha makes use of technology.
Landbousake en AgriTV ondersoek die dorps- en plaaswagmodel wat in die Makhado-omgewing gebruik word om landelike veiligheid te bewerkstellig. Nagevors en vervaardig deur Marize de Klerk
Researched & produced for AgriTV & Landbousake by Marize de Klerk Camera: Frank Swiegelaar & Roedolf Swanepoel
A concert compiled and performed by two of South Africa's most acclaimed classical music artists, consisting of music by Jewish composers which was banned by the Nazi's. This is how the Goethe Institut and the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre recently commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht attacks on Jews in Nazi Germany
This year was game, set and match to soccer, when South African government decided to rather fund the hosting of the African Nations Soccer Championship instead of the Soweto Open Tennis Tournament. But top Israeli tennis coach, Ronen Moralli, nevertheless visited South Africa recently.
South Africans interested in martial arts practice a wide variety of styles and systems. The Israeli self-defence and combat system, Krav Maga is also making head way. Israeli Krav Maga master, Gabi Noah recently visited the country.
The South African Ostrich Business Chamber is always busy to market and unlock new markets for the South African ostrich industry's various products. One of its very creative efforts is the promotion of the use of ostrich leather by fashion designers. Produced for AgriTV. Researched and produced by Marize de Klerk. Cameraman: Charl Rohland
Gevallestudie van 'n die impak van 'n plaasaanval op die Malherbe-gesin van Roedtan in Limpopo en hulle boerdery vir AgriTV en Landbousake nagevors en vervaardig deur Marize de Klerk
Whether it is soccer, rugby, cricket, swimming or athletics, sport has time and again proved to unite South Africans in post-Apartheid South Africa. And although sport is not a silver bullet for the Middle East's peace issues, South African Jews recently leveraged its power in this regard.
Since South Africa's chief rabbi Warren Goldstein announced The Shabbos Project during Rosh Hashanah, Jews from across the country seemed to have joined in. Jewish women in Johannesburg decided to go big and organized the Great Street Challah bake to kick off The Shabbos Project.
South Africa's Independent communications authority recently extended Africa's only Jewish community talk radio station, Chai FM's, broadcasting license by another 5 years. This can be considered an ideal 5th birthday gift for the station which broadcasts from Johannesburg.
The International Mitzvah Day initiative was born in the UK from of the belief that by acting together all can make a positive impact on the world. This year, more than 20 countries signed up for the International Mitzvah Day campaign. In Johannesburg, South Africa, the elderly benefited from the local campaign.
Whether or not one likes a certain type music is a very personal choice. However music does seem to touch and connect people. Three famous Jewish artists whose music seems to be doing just this, recently met up in Johannesburg.
Insert on the preparations of participants in the Interhotel Challenge Competition for Joburg Today internet TV channel (www.joburgtoday.tv)
Insert on the Johannesburg cook-off in the national Cape Legends Interhotel Challenge competition organised by Showcook.com. The insert was produced and broadcasted for the internet TV channel Joburg Today (www.joburgtoday.tv)
Sonkraggeskiedenis - die Suidelike Halfronde se eerste en grootste gekonsentreerde sonkragverkoelingsaanleg wat Liniêre Fresnel gekonsentreerde sonkragtegnologie gebruik, bekendgestel. / Solar power history - the Southern Hemisphere's first and largest concentrated solar cooling plant, using Linear Fresnel Concentrating Solar Power technology, launched.
Samevatting oor die uitkoms van die 2014 Interhotel Challenge kook- en wynsommelierkompetie. Instesel vervaardig vir die internet-TV-kanaal, JoburgToday.tv. A wrap about the 2014 Interhotel Challenge cooking and wine steward competition. Insert produced for the internet TV channel, JoburgToday.tv
Insetsel oor die eerste unieke FAMA K209-helikopter in Afrika. Insetsel is vervaardig vir die internet-TV-kanaal, AADtv.org wat besit word deur BrandTV Media Network Pty Ltd Insert about the first unique FAMA K209 helicopter in Africa. Insert was produced for the internet TV channel, AADtv presented by BrandTV Media Network Pty Ltd.
In order to half its carbon footprint by 2050, the aviation industry considers biofuels produced responsibly and sustainably in commercial quantities as one of the realistic options. Boeing, South African Airways, SkyNRG and Sunchem SA considers energy or solaris tobacco, a hybrid tobacco grown for its oily seed, as a worthwhile bio jet fuel feedstock. Project Solaris in South Africa's Limpopo Province is a trial project to determine the commercial viability of growing the crop in South Africa and establishing a rand based supply chain for bio yet fuel in Southern Africa. This insert was produced for AADtv (www.aadtv.org)
A school for children with special needs use butterfly farming as a form of thearapy for the children. This insert was originally produced for AgriTV and broadcasted on SABC2
Rand Water is one of the world's largest bulk water utilities. The utility was established when the reality dawned that there was not enough water to excavate the gold reefs of the Witwatersrand of South Africa more than a century ago. Since then it has been providing world class quality water to South Africa's economic heartland. This is an insert produced for online TV channel, JoburgToday.tv (www.joburgtoday.tv) Produced, researched, directed and presented by Marize de Klerk. Camera: Jacques du Toit, Karl Spangenberg. Edit: Lee Saunders
Profile on Africa's oldest Cyber Defence Research Group, CSIR Cyber Defence Research Group. This insert also gives an idea about the state of cyber defence research and cyber threats in especially in SA. This was produced for the niche on-line TV channel for the Africa aerospace, defence and security industries, AADtv. Crew VNS 24/7 team
Interview with crisis communications specialist and associate director of Kenyon International, Linden Birns, on why CEO, Tony Fernandes and budget airline, Air Asia's dealing with the crisis of one of its aeroplanes crushing into the sea, as a prime example for crisis communications
2015 CIDESCO Wêreldkongres vir skoonheidsterapeute : Opleiding, wetenskap en sakevernuf - die skoonheidsterapiebedryf is meer as net mooi lyk. 2015 CIDESCO World congress for beauty therapists: Training, science and business, the beauty therapy industry is deeper than skin deep Vervaardig vir JoburgToday.tv Produced for JoburgToday.tv Kameraman / cameraman: Franco Puglisi Editor / redigeerder: Lee Saunders
Spiëeltjie, spiëeltjie, aan die wand.... Van die nuutste nie- en minimale ingrypende skoonheidsbehandelkngstegnologie te siene by CIDESCO Mirror, mirror on the wall... Some of the latest non- and minimally invasive beauty treatment technology on show at CIDESCO Produced for JoburgToday.tv Vervaardig vir JoburgToday.tv Kameraman / Cameraman: Fanco Puglisi Redigeerder / Editor: Bryce Ninow
This was produced for online TV channel, JoburgToday. Against the background of rolling blackouts and load shedding in South Africa, the residents of Johannesburg suburb, Parkhurst, started the process to take their homes off the national electricity grid. Produced, researched, presented, directed: Marize de Klerk Camerawork, sound, editing: Bryce Ninow
Die algemene gebruik van miniatuur rekenaars, beter bekend as slimfone, maak kuberoorlog en -misdaad net soveel meer persoonlik. JT loer in by Afrika se oud navorsingsgroep in die veld, die WNNR Kuberverdedigingsnavorsingsgroep The common use of miniature computers, better known as smart phones, makes cyber war and crime just so much more personal. JT visits Africa's oldest research group in the field, the CSIR Cyber Defence Research Group
The need for qualified aviation maintenance technicians in the growing aviation sector, resulted in niche industry and the unique private aviation maintenance training facility, Mega Aero Training Academy, in South Africa, which has been attracting attention from far and wide. Insert produced for online TV channel AADtv (www.aadtv.org) Cameraman: Jacques du Toit Editor: Bryce Ninow
Africa's first online TV channel for the defence, aviation and security industries. Research, executive producer, scriptwriting, directing, field presenting, voice overs: Marize de Klerk
Reporting for Jewish News 1 as South African foreign correspondent
Africa's first online TV channel for the defence, aviation and security industries. Research, executive producer, scriptwriting, presenting, directing, field presenting, voice overs: Marize de Klerk
Insert produced for online TV channel JoburgToday.tv on the signing of a Declaration on Ecomobility by attendees of the Ecomobility World Festival 2015 in Sandton, South Africa Researched, directed, presented, produced: Marize de Klerk Cameraman: Franco Puglisi Editor: Bryce Ninow
Keith Kirsten and some of his gardening colleagues giving Johannesburgers water-wise gardening tips during the drought of 2015 / 2016. Produced for online TV channel JoburgToday Camera: Franco Puglisi, Bryce Ninow Edit: Bryce Ninow Produced, presented, researched, directed: Marize de Klerk
Profile on Africa's best mixed use development for 2015 - Waterfall Development. Produced for online TV channel JoburgToday.tv. Camera: Franco Puglisi Aerial: Karl Spangenberg Edit: Lee Saunders Researched, produced, presented, directed: Marize de Klerk
Whisky Live 2015 - Largest Whisky Live Festival in the world. Grootste Whisky Live Fees in die wereld. Produced for online TV channel, JoburgToday.tv Camera: Franco Puglisi, Bryce Ninow Editing: Lee Saunders Research, presenting, producing, directing: Marize de Klerk
Fine Brandy Fusion festival 2015 in Johannesburg is the largest exclusive brandy festival outside of Cognac in France. By far most of the brandy on show at the festival is South African. For many years the best brandie in the world have also been available, as South African brandies have been awarded the best brandy in the world multiple times over the years.
A look at what Africa's only animal eye specialists do. An insert produced for online TV channel, JoburgToday.tv.
In-depth coverage on the Homo Naledi fossil find for the online TV channel, JoburgToday.tv
As 15 year old wildlife enthusiast, Nadav Ossendryver developed an app, Latest Sightings, to help make it easier for visitors to game parks to find animals. Now, about three years later the community using his app has grown immensely, he developed and managed a Latest Sightings website, Facebook page, Whatsup group, Instagram account and his YouTube channel, allowing people to share wildlife video clips, made him South African Social Media Star 2014 because it attracted the most views for a South African based channel. Nadav even got international acknowledgement for Latest Sightings and Microsoft is assisting him with further improving the app as well as other business and marketing needs. This insert was produced for the online TV channel, JoburgToday (www.joburgtoday.tv)
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