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Paydesk has 20 journalists in Gaborone. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Gaborone are Shingirai Madondo and MQONDISI DUBE.

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Journalists in Gaborone



Shingirai Madondo

Gaborone, Botswana
Shingirai Madondo is a journalist based in Francistown, Botswana. I am generally an all rounder. I do report on all beats be it politics, business, finance, economics, climate issues. I am currently working with Xinhua News Agency as well as Voice of America (Zimbabwe Service). But before joining Read moreXinhua and VOA, I worked with The Voice, Yarona FM, Patriot on Sunday, Weekend Post and The Echo.
Languages
English Ndebele Shona
+3
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
War Reporter Fact Checking Training

Mqondisi Dube

Gaborone, Botswana
Mqondisi Dube is a seasoned journalist based in Gaborone, South-East, Botswana, with a specialized focus on political and sports reporting across the African continent. His work has brought critical regional issues to the forefront, including in-depth coverage of significant meetings such as the Read moreSouthern African Development Double Troika. Dube's reporting often delves into the complexities of political instability, with a particular emphasis on the situations in Lesotho and Zimbabwe, providing nuanced insights into the challenges and developments within these nations.

In the realm of sports journalism, Dube has demonstrated a sharp eye for the intricacies of FIFA politics. His investigative reporting scrutinized the presidential campaign of Tokyo Sexwale, offering a critical analysis of the electoral processes and power dynamics at play within the international football organization. Furthermore, Dube has closely followed the career of Nijel Amos, a prominent Botswanan athlete, chronicling his journey and accomplishments in major international competitions such as the World Championships and the Olympics. Through his reporting, Dube has highlighted the significance of sports figures like Amos in representing Botswana on the global stage and has contributed to the broader narrative of African athletes in the world of sports.
Languages
English Ndebele Tswana
+1
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+3
Skills
Fact Checking Current Affairs Sports
+4

Bashi Kikia

Gaborone, Botswana
Bashi Kikia is a drone pilot based in Gaborone, Botswana. He is licenced by the Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB) as a drone pilot and has undertaken a number of assignments for corporate and Government as a content producer. In addition, he has provided aerial video shots  for a number Read moreof local and international content distributors. Bashi Kikia has extensive travel experience and knowledge of Botswana and has worked offgrind doing aerial content for documentaries.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Photography
+3
Skills
Film & Theatre Breaking News Climate Change
+8

Keikantse Lesemela Business Reporter

Gaborone, Botswana
Keikantse Lesemela Business reporter is a journalist.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Corporate Content Research
+2
Skills
Fact Checking Travel Business
+4

Calistus Bosaletswe

Gaborone, Botswana
CALISTUS BOSALETSWE


                                            EXPERIENCED JOURNALIST
| ENVIRONMENT   |   BUSINESS   |   HUMANITARIAN   |INVESTIGATIVE   |POLITICS| DATA DRIVEN STORIES


Key Skills


Open-Source Intelligence

Data Visualization

Scrapping and cleaning data

Read moreUpdating content on social media such as facebook and twitter 

Mobile journalism

Freedom of information request
Podcasting 

Research and analyzing

Sifting through different databases for data that can be turned into visual or stories

Editing audio


Technology Summary

Windows & Mac 
OS Platforms

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Digital & 35mm Cameras

Use of Online Visualization tools such as:
Plotly
Infogram
Atlas
Google Maps
QGIS 
Datawrapper
Data studio 
Cool Edit 

Training 

HIV\AIDS reporting

Investigative 
Journalism

Election Reporting

Online Reporting

Political reporting 

Environmental reporting

GIS and Mapping 

Podcasting

Links to some of my work:
https://**************/2021/01/botswana-lions/
https://www.zenger.news/2021/08/11/botswanan-president-terms-covid-19-covax-facility-a-scam/
https://city-press.news24.com/News/botswana-president-im-not-afraid-to-die-20190203
https://news.mongabay.com/2018/11/speed-trap-cameras-help-defuse-human-cheetah-conflict-in-botswana/
https://mg.co.za/africa/2020-06-21-president-jumps-prime-farm-queue/


My blog where I share my stories 

@pagepressblog

Facebook page where I share my data  stories:
https://web.facebook.com/ink24media/photos/a.365749714120379/570912133604135/?type=3&theater

Portfolio 
https://muckrack.com/calistus-bosaletswe

Referees:
Fiona  Macleod 
Editor/Founder: Oxpeckers Environmental Investigative Journalism 
Email: ************

Ditiro Motlhabane 
Editor: The Patriot on Sunday 
************

Timothy Molobi
Editor:City Press 
Email: ************
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Tshekiso Tebalo

Gaborone, Botswana
Tshekiso Tebalo is a seasoned journalist based in Gaborone, Botswana, with a rich background in photojournalism and over a decade of experience in the field. His career has seen him collaborate with prominent news organizations, including local newspapers such as the Botswana Guardian and The Read moreMidweek Sun, as well as international agencies like AFP and Getty Images. Currently, he lends his expertise to Xinhua News Agency, where he continues to make his mark in journalism.

Tebalo's work is distinguished by his focus on the intersection of technology, infrastructure, and international cultural exchange. He has become known for his insightful coverage of the mining industry, human interesting, arts promotion, and telling Botswana story to world.

Beyond the mining, features and news Tebalo's journalism extends to healthcare and education, where he has showcased the impact of Chinese medical professionals in Botswana and profiled local educators' efforts in promoting Chinese language learning. His reporting on Chinese companies' involvement in Botswana's urban development, including infrastructure projects like the dredging of the Segoditshane bridge canal and the construction of the Digital Delta Data Center in Gaborone, underscores his commitment to exploring the multifaceted effects of international cooperation and technological advancement within local contexts.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Photography
+2
Skills
Natural Disasters Current Affairs Cultural
+6

Lebone Radithupa

Gaborone, Botswana
Lebone Radithupa is a Film Maker and CAAB Licensed Drone Pilot based in Gaborone, Botswana. Through his media company AMTRA Group, Lebone has produced multimedia work ranging from Social Media Campaigns, TV Shows, VR Tours, TVC's etc. for both government and private firms.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Corporate Content
+5
Skills
Business Film & Theatre Music
+2

Andrew Maramwidze

Gaborone, Botswana
Andrew Maramwidze is a Freelance journalist based in Gaborone, Botswana, a diamond rich country in Southern Africa. Have worked with several editors across the globe on various projects.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+3
Skills
Fact Checking

Kagiso Mokonopi

Gaborone, Botswana
Kagiso Mokonopi is a journalist based in Gaborone, Botswana. He has one of the most diverse portfolios built over a period spanning 20 years. He has worked on a variety of media platforms ranging from print reporter for the "Daily News"; News Writer and Radio Producer/Presenter for Radio Botswana's Read moreCurrent Affairs "Programme Around the World Today"; and News Reporter & Programmes Host for Botswana Television's "News Review". When he took a break from journalism, Kagiso joined one of biggest advertising brands the globally, McCann-Erickson as a Copy-Writer/Public Relations Officer, where he generated copy for both print and broadcast commercials. It is after a 5-year stint in the world of Advertising and Public Relations that he traced his feet back to television, where he produced over 300 episodes of a lifestyle television magazine show "Prime Time Life" over a period spanning 6 years. Now, currently running his own film/television Production House, Uber Media, Kagiso recently scripted, directed and produced a 13-episode inspirational documentary series titled "Stories of Hope" (#StoriesofHopeonBTV on facebook) which aired on Botswana Television. He has scripted and produced a 1-hour 26-episode medical talkshow, "Health Chat" (#HealthChatShow on facebook) which was commissioned by Botswana Television and currently airs every Saturday.
Languages
English Tswana
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Current Affairs Politics Breaking News
+1

Whitney Phale

Gaborone, Botswana
As a freelance reporter and producer I've had the opportunity to delve into a wide array of subjects, from the intricacies of political landscapes to the latest developments in current affairs. My role extends beyond simply reporting; I also take on the responsibility of facilitating production, Read moreensuring that stories come to life in engaging and informative ways. Pitching stories for discussion among colleagues and editors is a key aspect of my work, where I strive to present compelling narratives that resonate with audiences. My dedication to my craft is unwavering, and I approach each assignment with a fervent passion for delivering quality journalism. I thrive in the fast-paced nature of the industry, constantly seeking out new angles and perspectives to bring to light. Whether it's conducting in-depth research, interviewing key figures, or crafting compelling narratives, I'm committed to delivering stories that inform, inspire, and provoke thought. While I enjoy the challenges and rewards of local reporting, my aspirations extend beyond borders. I am eager to share stories with an international audience, bridging cultures and perspectives through the power of storytelling. Whether it's shedding light on global issues or highlighting the remarkable stories of individuals worldwide, I'm driven by the belief in the universality of human experiences and the impact of journalism in fostering understanding and empathy across continents.
Languages
English Tswana
Services
News Gathering Content Writing Research
+5
Skills
Science & Environment Business Politics
+8

Mpho Letshwenyo

Gaborone, Botswana
Mpho Letshwenyo has a background on Film making with interest in current affairs and content creation. My interest has always been about what is happening around me and around the world. I love arts, reading and visuals.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast)
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Current Affairs

Reference Sibanda

Gaborone, Botswana
Reference Ree Sibanda is a talented Cinemagrapher with extensive video production experience. He has 22 years experience as a Camera Operator/Video Editor in both Botswana and Zimbabwe.  Ree has filmed countless productions from dramas, documentaries to entertainment programmes for local television Read morestation, Botswana Television and Zimbabwe's ZBC. Easily one of the most experienced cinemaographers in the land, Ree has filmed dramas like “Botshelo Jo”, & Dry Bones. He is the Technical Director for Botswana Television's talent competition “My Star” where he also trains young camera people on the trade. Lately he has been Director of Photography on the inspirational documentary series “Stories of Hope” which aired on BTV.
Languages
English Ndebele Shona
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) 360 Videography Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Mbongeni Mguni

Gaborone, Botswana
Mbongeni Mguni is a journalist with 16 years experience in business, economy and financial reporting, with 14 years of these spent at the level of senior reporter and above. I have worked and been published in Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana with the last having been my home since 2004.
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I won the Botswana Business Reporter of the Year Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and specialise in capital and debt markets, macro-economy and its various sub-sectors, mining, energy and tourism, medium and micro enterprises as well as rural economy, trade, agriculture and climate change. My emerging interests is in data journalism which is shape reportage of these and other issues, such as climate change, in my part of the world.

My reportage carries a bias towards research, analysis and long-form, although I regularly do short-form hard news and public relations copy. I am based in Gaborone, Botswana and am able to travel throughout the region at short notice.
Languages
English Ndebele Tswana
+1
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+5
Skills
Technology Finance Investigative Reporting
+3

Khonani Ontebetse

Gaborone, Botswana
Khonani Ontebetse is a journalist(more than 13 years experience) , researcher and novelist. My articles have appeared in a number of international publications, covering business, economy and politics. I also specialise in investigative journalism and most of my articles are on policy, governance Read moreand human rights issues.
Languages
English
Services
Investigative Journalism Fact Checking
Skills
Investigative Reporting Fact Checking

Reginald Richardson

Gaborone, Botswana
Reginald Richardson is a multi-award winning broadcast journalist with more than 20years experience in radion and tv. A recipient of the 2017 BONELA Human Rights Award Mr Richardson has displayed a propensity for serial award winning through his meticulous attention to detail and dedication to the Read moremedia industry. A member of the inaugural team at the state broadcaster Botswana Television, Mr Richardson became a successive recipient of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Botswana) News Reader of the year Award (2002, 2006 and 2007). In 2007 he became a finalist of the CNN Africa Journalist of the Year at the same time he joined South Africa’s private television station, eTV (2007 to 2010).
In 2011 Mr Richardson joined Gabzfm’s breakfast show going on to win numerous awards including MISA Botswana’s Best Current Affairs Show (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Best Reporter on Population and Development Issues and Best Reporter on Education.
Richardson initiated, organised and moderated the Gabzfm Elections 2014 parliamentary and presidential debates, the first ever successful national election debates in Botswana. He is now working as a freelancer and he is founder of startup El Negro Productions, a video production event management and talent agency.
Languages
English Tswana
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+16
Skills
Cultural Politics Film & Theatre
+13

Tshepiso Medupe

Gaborone, Botswana
Tshepiso Medupe is a  broadcast-journalist. I am very creative and driven journalist with 5+ years of experience. Great storytelling skills and a nose for the truth as well as an excellent track record as a staff writer in print and digital media.
Languages
English Tswana
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Arts & Books Entertainment & Celebrity Business
+18

Tsaone Segaetshotsaone@Gmail.Com

Gaborone, Botswana
Tsaone ****** is a journalist based in Gaborone, Botswana.
Languages
English Tswana
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+12
Skills
Investigative Reporting Cultural Travel
+25

Tshiamo Tabane

Gaborone, Botswana
I am Tshiamo Tabane, a journalist from Botswana. I graduated with Bachelors Degree in Media Studies from University of Botswana, where I studied journalism and public relations between 2008 and 2012.

I have nine years of work experience in news writing and reporting, after practicing as a Read morejournalist in the newspaper industry in Botswana. I have worked for the local newspapers such as Sunday Standard, Global Post, Echo, The Voice, The Nation and Botswana Gazette. I have also worked for the South African mining weekly magazine. 

Currently, I work as freelance news reporter for the Weekend Post newspaper, a weekly Botswana based publication. I also write for the Farmers Weekly SA magazine, a popular South African based weekly magazine that distributes hard copies in Southern Africa. Below are links to some of my stories published in the magazine:

I write news on business, economy, climate change, developmental news, agriculture and mining. 

I can also do research and write market reports on various economic sectors.

I can also write press statements, public announcements and annual reports for companies.
Languages
English
Services
Journalism
Skills
Investigative Reporting

Isaiah Morewagae

Gaborone, Botswana
Isaiah Morewagae is a journalist based in Gaborone, Botswana.

Tshiamo Mokalake

Gaborone, Botswana
Tshiamo Mokalake is a camera Operator and editor based in Gaborone, Botswana.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) 360 Videography Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Entertainment & Celebrity Health & Fitness
+1
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