Serusha Govender

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Serusha has worked for:
English to Africa Service, Voice of America

Serusha Govender

Serusha Govender is an award-winning broadcast journalist, foreign correspondent, multimedia producer, writer and photographer currently based in Southern Africa.

Best known for her work as a television news correspondent, producer and writer Serusha has covered stories in more than twenty countries over five continents reporting on political coups, violent conflict, trafficking, disease outbreaks, environment crises, health issues, science and innovation as well as from the front lines of major conflicts and natural disasters. She is also one of the few journalists to have reported on clean energy issues and the nuclear debate from deep inside the Chernobyl exclusion zone in the Ukraine.

Her feature work has appeared in publications including, eNews Channel Africa, Huffington Post, AfroBeat Radio,, RealHealth Magazine, IPS Africa, The Daily Meal, and Applause Africa. She has been featured on CNN International, NPR, Mix 102.3 (Australia), SABC News Radio, Arise America,, and Serusha reports regularly for Channel News Asia, TRUE Africa and GOOD magazine.

Serusha also sits on the steering committee of a specialized team under the World Federation of Science Journalists working to improve health communication in communities across Africa affected by infectious diseases like Ebola and Yellow Fever. In addition, she is a Robert Wood Johnson fellow, a CNN International Journalist fellow (CJF), an IWMF fellow, a Carnegie Foundation grantee and a Reuters-Oxford fellow (RISJ).



Here on the dusty south-western shores of Lake Turkana, amid the sand and stones, stand large basalt pillars arranged in a circular pattern, the Dancing Stones of Namoratunga; megalithic structures that point to a grand design and purpose by an ancient people from thousands of years ago that most of the world didn’t even know existed.


The Ukrainian government has opened the Chernobyl site up to tourists to mark the 25h anniversary of the nuclear meltdown. This happened while the Fukushima Daiichi reactor in Japan experienced it's own nuclear crisis following the 2011 tsunami.


Looking at the solar power industry in South Africa. In a country with abundant sunshine, why is the solar industry developing so slowly? How far has it come and where is it going next? Produced for the eNews Channel as part of UNCOP coverage.


Running through military manoevres to combat rhino and elephant poaching in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.


Worsening acid mine drainage in Gauteng, South Africa. Rising levels of position water threatening to seep into groundwater corrupting the water supply for Johannesburg and surrounds.


They’ve been branded the unholy trinity of the processed food world, but most nutritionists actually laud these as essential components of a healthy diet, so they can’t be all that bad — can they?


Many years ago, Wayne Starks dreamed he should spread the word and educate folks in high risk communities about hepatitis C, a sneaky and shattering, yet curable, disease.


The United Nations wants us to just get over it... our inner cringe-response to eating insects, that is. Our six-legged neighbors have been getting the short end of the stick from squeamish humans, particularly as a food source which could solve the problems of growing poverty, pollution, and the lack of agricultural resources to feed a growing population of seven billion (which by 2050 will be around nine billion).


(CNN) -- Do you tend to forget things when you're stressed? Studies show that chronic stress can trigger long-term changes in your brain | Memory recall is worse with low vs. high levels of anxiety | Stress helps encode traumatic memories as a defense against future threats.

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