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Vicky Stark

Vicky Stark is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. She currently works as a freelance bulletin writer and reporter for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Before that, she spent eight years at the 24-hour television news channel, eNCA where she worked as a Senior Broadcast Producer. She is offering Covid-19 content.

Highlights include:
EXAMPLES OF BREAKING NEWS:
Covid-19:
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival being cancelled due to Covid-19 fears.
First Covid-19 case being confirmed in Cape Town's biggest township, Khayelitsha. 
Lockdown regulations eased for public transport, specifically minibus taxis and buses to enable social grant recipient to collect their money.

Other:
Leading teams breaking news on Nelson Mandela’s death, as well as the uprising against Zimbabwe’s then president, Robert Mugabe. In a matter of minutes, helped verify information, wrote voiceover scripts, headlines and information straps, and secured guests.

WORK ON LIVES:
The aftermath of the Marikana massacre where police killed 34 striking mineworkers.

The Life Esidimeni hearing on the deaths of over 140 psychiatric patients in the state’s care.

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ trial for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
And the announcement of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC President.

WORK EXPERIENCE CHRONOLOGY:
Output Editor, Senior Broadcast Producer | eNCA July 2011 - November 2019

Owner | Vicky Stark Inc. Communications 2002 – 2011

Trainer, Producer | SABC Radio 2002 - 2004

Assistant News Editor | The Cape Argus 2000 – 2002

Freelance Sports Editor, Anchor| e.tv 1998 and 2001

Reporter, Anchor, News Editor | P4 Radio 1997 – 2000

Researcher, Reporter, Media Officer | Robben Island Museum 1997

Reporter | The Southeaster at South

 
Afrikaans English

A Q and A with the co-founder of an app that connects emerging farmers with supermarkets, restaurants and home delivery services. This was broadcast on Voice of America's Africa News Tonight programme.


2093

An interview with the Trade Law Centre on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement. Broadcast on Voice of America's Africa News Tonight programme.


2092

A radio report titled 'Tourism hopes as Mozambique opens Africa's longest suspension bridge'. This was for Voice of America's Africa News Tonight programme.


2092

Wrote and voiced this report on the the World Bank dropping its 2018 economic growth forecast for Sub-Saharan Africa from 3.1 percent to 2.7. Footage and sound bites are courtesy of Reuters.


2094

Produced a four-hour live show on the #TotalShutdown protest against poverty and crime. Here's one of the reports. We also had in-studio guests and did several phone interviews overlaid with dramatic visuals of tear gas and rubber bullets being fired by police.


2095

Secured a phone interview with the Kofi Annan Foundation in Switzerland the day after his death. Helped the anchor draft questions.


2093

Stories

  • Gift of the Givers turns 28

    Cape Town, South Africa Current Affairs August 6 @ 12:00am

    African disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers celebrates its 28th anniversary. To date, its delivered more than 3 billion South African rand, or nearly 200 million US dollars of aid, to 44 countries. Founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman says he was instructed to start the organisation by a Sufi... Read more

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