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Paydesk has 184 journalists in South Africa. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in South Africa are Darren Taylor and Bryson Bichwa.

Use our journalist directory to find a member to work for you.

We have journalists in Benoni, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Johannesburg South, Kempton Park, Lenasia, Louis Trichardt, Magaliesburg, Nelspruit, Paarl, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Randburg, Springs, Stellenbosch, Umhlanga and Vryheid.

Journalists in South Africa



Darren Taylor

Johannesburg, South Africa
Darren Taylor is a journalist based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He has been reporting on current affairs throughout Africa since the early 1990s. He specializes in longer form, in depth investigative and human interest features, for both radio and print, but is equally adept at short-Read moreform, hard news journalism. 

He considers himself to be too ugly for television, but that is his opinion, and he generally has no time for his own opinions, preferring to focus on those of others.  

He has reported on a variety of issues in his career, from South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission to conflicts in northern Uganda and the Sudan, to diverse lighter subjects such as the rise of Kobe beef consumption in South Africa, and the adventures of a fisherman-cum-gigolo on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+12

Bryson Bichwa

Pretoria, South Africa
Bryson Bichwa is a journalist based in Pretoria South Africa.
He started working as a news reporter to Radio France international, and Independent Television (ITV) based in Tanzania, East Africa.
You can find his works on VOA Swahili, DW Swahili, RFI Swahili, ITV Tanzania and on YouTube.
If you Read morewant to know more about him, write on him via ***************.
Languages
English Kinyarwanda Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+4
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+10

Zaheer Cassim

Johannesburg, South Africa
Zaheer Cassim is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+9
Skills
Fact Checking

Vicky Stark

Cape Town, South Africa
Vicky Stark is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. She currently works as a freelance reporter for Voice of America TV, radio and online. She is also the producer of the Weekend Breakfast Show on Cape Talk radio. Previously she was a freelance bulletin writer and reporter for the South Read moreAfrican 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. 


WORK EXPERIENCE CHRONOLOGY:

Freelance Reporter | Voice of America October 2018 - present  
See stories here: https://www.voanews.com/author/vicky-stark/utbyi

Producer | Cape Talk Radio - October 2021 - present 

Freelance Bulletin Writer, Reporter | South African Broadcasting Corporation March 2020 - November 2021

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
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Journalism
Skills
Current Affairs

Kate Bartlett

Johannesburg, South Africa
Kate Bartlett is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thuso Khumalo

Johannesburg, South Africa
Thuso Khumalo is a seasoned journalist based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, with a keen focus on South African politics, social issues, and health matters. His reporting has delved into the significant shifts within South Africa's political scene, especially the intricacies of coalition Read morebuilding in the aftermath of local government elections. Khumalo's expertise extends to television and radio, where he excels in news gathering, packaging, reporting, and conducting live crossings. His multifaceted skills also include shooting and providing targeted interviews, as well as supplying video footage or b-roll to meet the dynamic needs of modern media outlets.

Khumalo's work has brought attention to pivotal historical events, such as the 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising, where he offered insightful reflections on its enduring legacy and the persistent fight for educational equality in South Africa. His coverage is not limited to domestic issues; he has also reported on international health conferences, including the International AIDS Conference. There, he highlighted the concerted global efforts to combat the AIDS pandemic, underscored the critical need for preventing new HIV infections, and emphasized the ongoing search for an effective vaccine.

With a career dedicated to uncovering and narrating stories that matter, Thuso Khumalo continues to be a prominent voice in journalism. His commitment to providing comprehensive and nuanced reporting helps to inform and engage audiences both within South Africa and across the globe.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+17
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+17

Myron Naicker

Durban, South Africa
Myron Naicker is an award winning journalist based in Durban, South Africa. With over 15 years of experience, Naicker has worked for the likes of Voice of America (Washington), eNCA, Kagiso Media and Independent Newspapers. He is a multi-skilled journalist with experience in television (on-air), Read moreRadio (on-air) and print media.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Current Affairs Film & Theatre Sports
+5

Romain Chanson

Johannesburg, South Africa
Romain Chanson is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Radio - Vidéo - Writing
Languages
French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Rizel Delano

Cape Town, South Africa
Rizel Delano is a Research & Development Analyst, Journalist, Brand Consultant, PRO, Writer and Content Director

RDL is curious about how things work in getting to understand life and all its constituencies… Which means, she has a vast interest in various topics 

Since one must have a broad Read morefamiliarity with and understanding of the subject, and looking for patterns, motives, and influences that explain the issue and most aptly convey it… RDL thoroughly investigates and scrutinises the topics she writes about, or use in her projects, which means she garnered quite a large and wide knowledge base over the years.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+11
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+13

Patricia Huon

Johannesburg, South Africa
Patricia Huon is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kantu Studios

Johannesburg, South Africa
KaNtu Studios is a creative solutions agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
We supply news rooms with compelling stories, voices and visuals from Africa through the vast number of stringers/reporters that we have based throughout 38 countries on the continent.

We create documentaries that Read morepreserve the telling of history, marketing videography to enhance small to micro businesses and actuality series that address social ills.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast)
Skills
Business Finance Current Affairs
+2

James Jamu

Cape Town, South Africa
Multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker interested in exploring social issues that tackle post colonialism, indigenous culture, environment and identity.
 
I am a member of the African Photojournalism Database. A joint project of World Press Photo Foundation & Everyday Africa. DW Akademie Read moreConstructive Journalism Lab Fellow 2022, One World Media Fellow 2021. 

I have produced content for/in partnership with National Geographic, Al Jazeera, DW, Open Society Institute of Southern Africa, The Namibian newspaper, One World Media, UNESCO, FAO and UNFPA.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+3
Skills
Technology Science & Environment War Reporter
+2

Ihsaan Haffejee

Johannesburg, South Africa
Ihsaan Haffejee is a multimedia journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. With a focus on visual journalism using photography and video to document stories from South Africa.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+4
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+6

Mpho Tshikhudo

Johannesburg, South Africa
Mpho Tshikhudo is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. My writings on news and showbiz have appeared in Jazziz (US) as well as prominent broadsheets and magazine titles in South Africa. I wish to spotlight more of the pop culture and the arts from this part of the world. Music Read moreJournalism is my forte, but I’m comfortable writing on a number of subjects.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

Yazeed Kamaldien

Cape Town, South Africa
Yazeed Kamaldien is a journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has produced his own short films, worked as a production manager with production companies as well as researcher. He has also worked as a fixer with international production companies. His Read morework has  taken him to more than 40 countries, including stints in Yemen, Jordan, Sudan and extensive travels in European countries and Brazil.
Languages
Afrikaans
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+17

Derick Mazarura

Johannesburg, South Africa
Derick Mazarura is a journalist/producer/videographer/writer/editor based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+6
Skills
Business Finance Current Affairs
+8

Wandiswa Ntengento

Johannesburg, South Africa
Wandiswa Ntengento is a seasoned journalist based in South Africa. Ntengento has extensive experience in working as a broadcast journalist and producer in over 15 African countries. Over the 12 years in the field, she has built up expertise in broadcast, print and online journalism. She has worked Read moreat BBC World News across Africa and parts of the US as well as India as a Senior Producer for an Africa business TV programme. She works as a freelance TV Correspondent for Euronews, an France based TV news channel that broadcasts in Africa and Europe. She also works with Agence France-Press as a freelance text reporter covering South Africa. Ntengento has on-air TV reporting experience from one of South Africa's television news channels. Her passion is telling innovative, vibrant and under-reported stories from across Africa.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+6
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+25

George Philipas

Johannesburg, South Africa
George Philipas is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Currently traveling through Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and DRC between September 2023 - March 2024.

www.georgephilipas.com
https://muckrack.com/george-philipas
Upon completion of a postgraduate diploma in Read morePhotojournalism at the London College of Printing (currently London College of Communication) in 2001, I've lived and worked on on the African continent since 2004, first in Nairobi, then Cape Town and currently in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Experience extends to various mediums in the industry, including photojournalism and documentary-making but my main focus is feature writing. 
Published articles focus on trade, economic and geopolitical issues in Africa. Recent assignments include in-depth features for Sunday Times (South Africa), Business Day (South Africa), travel for Detour (U.K) and regular pieces for Greek Business File Magazine and Cyprus Mail on issues affecting Greeks in Africa. Other work includes features for Geographical Magazine (U.K) and African Vibes Magazine (U.S).
Work has recently pivoted towards data journalism and financial analytics.
Published photographic work includes work for the New York Times, Independent (UK), Observer (UK), Guardian, Grazia, Essence Magazine (US), L’Express (France), La Presse (Canada) among others worldwide.
Commissioned assignments included extensive work for a range of UN agencies nd NGO’s such as UNAIDS, UN-WHO, UN-WFP and UN OCHA-Somalia among others and NGO's such as the Clinton Foundation and Save the Children.
I've worked as a Reuters stringer in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan as a photographer and videographer. I was the only foreign journalist to access front-line conflicts in both Kenya and South Sudan that received noted international attention. 
I have directed and produced a short 25-minute documentary 'On the Frontline: South Africa's Child Abuse Crisis.'
Languages
Greek English Spanish
+2
Services
Feature Stories Risk Analysis Research
+4
Skills
Finance Politics Current Affairs
+5

Nick Alexandra

Johannesburg, South Africa
Nick Alexandra is a multi-media journalist, cinematographer and filmmaker based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nick is a highly professional operator with more than 15 years experience in media and journalism working in the US, Europe, Middle East and Southern Africa with a range of Read moreorganisations including the UN Human Rights Office, Global Citizen, the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Al Jazeera English, Sky News, the Goethe Institute, the GIZ, the Music in Africa Foundation, the Motsepe Foundation, TRT World, and Amnesty International.

Standard Kit: Sony FX6 4K Cinema Camera & Sony FX3 4K Cinema Camera with tripods. Sony 2.8 24-70 mm & Sony 2.8 70-200 mm lenses. Sony UWP-29 2 person lav mic set & Sennheiser 600MKE shotgun mic. Godox FL150 LED key light and 2 smaller LED lights. DJI Ronin RS2 Gimbal and DJI Mavic Pro 4K Drone.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+15
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+16

Gabriele Porrometo

Johannesburg, South Africa
Gabriele Porrometo is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Graduated from one of the most important journalism French schools, Institut Français de Presse, he worked as a TV journalist in UK, Poland, Italy, France, Bénin, South Africa and Lesotho. I speak fluently English, Italian and Read moreFrench, with some knowledge on Spanish, German and Zulu. To do my news reports, I use Black Magic cameras, Sony cameras, GoPro, DJI Drones. And I edit them with Final Cut Pro, but I also use Adobe Première and Avis.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Business Politics Technology
+10

Joseph Maramba

Johannesburg, South Africa
Joseph Maramba is a multi-media journalist with over 13 years experience. In his early journalism years he worked as a writer at The Chronicle in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe before moving onto radio at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation's Spot FM Radio where he produced and presented various content on Read moreFarming, Health and Art. He later moved to a music radio station, ZBC's Power FM in Gweru and hosted a number of artists and authors on his radio shows before moving into Organisational Communications at The Methodist Church in Zimbabwe's Harare office. There he worked on various forms of media both for print and online, producing film and photo documentaries for internal and social platforms. 

He later worked for Zimpaper's Capitalk 100.4FM Radio as a sports and a mid-day radio producer and presenter. His experiences have contributed to his versatility as he continued to produce his very own podcast called The Joe Mars Podcast in which he continued with having interviews with artists and authors from all over the globe.

He is also a keen videographer and photographer, skills that he has picked up along the way, creating an events photography company in Harare and later moving it to Johannesburg, South Africa where he currently resides.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+15

Babfemi Aiyesehinde

Johannesburg, South Africa
Babfemi Aiyesehinde is a Video Producer/Broadcast Journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. With over 15years experience in the Video, Graphics and Digital Media industry. He is has the experience that is highly valued and respected by numerous clients who mainly consist of local and Read moreinternational advertising agencies, and internationally recognised media houses across the African continent and beyond.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+23

Latoya Newman

Durban, South Africa
Latoya Newman is a journalist based in Durban, South Africa.
With more than 20 years of experience, having specialized in Health and Wellness, Entertainment and Lifestyle news beats.
Additional experience as a stand-in copy editor and stand-in Arts Editor at The Mercury Newspaper in Durban, South Read moreAfrica. Later, as the Senior Reporter (Arts/Entertainment) writing for The Daily News, The Star, The Pretoria News and The Cape Argus and its weekend editions - under the Independent Newspapers /Independent Media Group.
Languages
English
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+4
Skills
Arts & Books Film & Theatre Entertainment & Celebrity
+3

Sema Fonkem

Johannesburg, South Africa
Sema Fonkem is a multimedia journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. 
Fonkem has been practicing uninterrupted since 2022. His professional career kicked off as a freelance multimedia consultant, Public Relations Officer, Researcher, Writer, News Reporter and Radio/TV Producer. Fonkem is a Read morefree thinker who abides by all journalism code of ethics and stands firm as the voice of the people. Hourly rate is negotiable depending on the work load.
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+13

Godfrey Sigwela

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Godfrey Sigwela is a well experienced freelance journalist with an experience of about 20years. He has covered a diverse range of stories, from sports analysis, sports stories, politics, municipal news, socio-economic stories, educational content to including feature stories and entertainment.
Languages
English Xhosa Zulu
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+6
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+19
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