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Paydesk has 56 journalists in Cape Town. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Cape Town are Vicky Stark and Rizel Delano.

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Journalists in Cape Town



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

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
Fact Checking Climate Change Risk Analysis
+13

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
War Reporter Technology Cultural
+2

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 Entertainment & Celebrity Training
+17

Robyn Smith

Cape Town, South Africa
Robyn Smith is an award-winning broadcast journalist, CNN fellow, content creator and social media producer with twenty years experience in the industry, including television news anchoring, reporting, script writing, producing, news planning and copy editing. 
She's reported from across the Read moreAfrican continent and is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. She has also produced stories filmed around the world, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. 
She's won awards for her work exposing the plight of children who are sold for sex by their drug addicted mothers.
Available for broadcast packages, interviews, vox pops, producing, scripting, fixing, written assignments.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Social Natural Disasters Breaking News
+7

Karin Johansson

Cape Town, South Africa
Karin Johansson is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa with more than 23 years’ experience covering financial news, lifestyle and entertainment and current affairs across all forms of media including broadcast, print and digital. Most notably, she's been instrumental in the inception and Read moregrowth of media start-ups for globally recognised brands such as CNBC and Bloomberg across Africa, and TRT World in Turkey. Her responsibilities spanned from conceptualising programmes to managing the quality of editorial coverage and recruiting and leading diverse teams across geographies.
Languages
English
Services
Documentaries Content Writing
Skills
Breaking News Climate Change Entertainment & Celebrity
+4

Saawmiet Moos

Cape Town, South Africa
saawmiet moos is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa.

I Have 15 years broadcast experience having worked in radio and television as part of small and large production teams. My speciality is live news coverage and news gathering. I am currently a freelance video journalist for a number Read moreof local and international broadcasters and agencies
Languages
Afrikaans Arabic English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+7
Skills
Sports Science & Environment Investigative Reporting
+6

Graeme Raubenheimer

Cape Town, South Africa
A two-time award-winning broadcast journalist with 12 years of experience in television, radio and online news in South Africa, reporting from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, I hold a BTech Degree (Cum Laude) in Journalism from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and have reported for Read moreetv news and sport, eNCA, Eyewitness News, News 24, Canada's CBC News, BBC Wales, The Cape Argus, Heart FM News, Jacaranda FM News, among others. Mail me: ******
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Science & Environment Natural Disasters Investigative Reporting
+14

Eric Kasongo

Cape Town, South Africa
Eric Kasongo is a French-English Speaking Senior Journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+9
Skills
Finance Business Investigative Reporting
+3

Robin Adams

Cape Town, South Africa
Robin Adams is a seasoned journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. 
He has vast broadcasting experience, having worked in radio and television for over 25 years. Robin is a celebrated television anchor, correspondent, producer and editor. He's worked at South African broadcasters SABC, eTV and Read moreeNCA. He spent six years in Doha where he anchored Al Jazeera's News Hour sportscasts. A three-year stint at Turkish broadcaster TRT World in Istanbul followed. 
Robin is also a writer and copy editor, having worked at Independent Media as a multi-media journalist and as the assistant editor at Weekend Argus.
Languages
English
Services
Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Marvin Charles

Cape Town, South Africa
Marvin Charles is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Writer for Independent Media for various titles such as Cape Argus, Cape Times and Independent Online (IOL)
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+4
Skills
Fact Checking War Reporter Current Affairs
+8

Tony Weaver

Cape Town, South Africa
Tony Weaver is one of Africa's most widely published photo-journalists, and has an extensive radio and television background as well. In the past 30+ years, he has worked for most of the major South African newspapers, including a two year stint as a Bureau Chief covering the guerrilla wars in Read moreNamibia and Angola.
He was most recently a columnist ("Man Friday") for the Cape Times, and was also the newspaper's News Editor, and later Opinion Editor, leaving the paper at the end of 2014.
He was a freelancer from 1988 to 2000, working as southern Africa correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's National Television News, and as a stringer for the BBC's Africa Service, Irish Radio (RTE) and Radio New Zealand. He has spent many years travelling extensively in Africa, covering hard news, environmental issues, social justice and development, and writing travel features from Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.
He has a fully equipped, expedition-ready Land Rover for extended bush assignments, and works closely with his wife, documentary film maker and current affairs producer, Liz Fish, who has a full service television company, with Canon XF300 High Definition camera, full sound and light gear, and Avid 8 edit suite. He has won numerous awards for his photography and writing.
For examples of his work (and news stories about him) Google "Tony Weaver Cape Times" or simply, "Tony Weaver".
Languages
Afrikaans English Swahili
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+11
Skills
Fact Checking
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Andre Raath

Cape Town, South Africa
Andre Raath is a journalist.
Languages
Afrikaans Catalan German
+3
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Research
+7
Skills
Health & Fitness Investigative Reporting Travel
+11

Shaun Swingler

Cape Town, South Africa
I am a multi-award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. I focus on social issues in South Africa and abroad – particularly crime and conflict. My work has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, VICE, Al Jazeera, TIME, Roads & Kingdoms, Rolling Stone SA, Read moreand many others.
Languages
Afrikaans
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+2
Skills
War Reporter Fact Checking Current Affairs

Konan Tipen Adam

Cape Town, South Africa
Konan Tipen Adam is a Sudanese filmmaker and journalist with a distinguished career based in Cape Town, South Africa. As a former editor for NubaReports.org and director at Artrika.org, Adam has made significant contributions to journalism and media, focusing on critical humanitarian issues. His Read morework is particularly noted for its in-depth coverage of the challenges faced by refugees and the dire consequences of aid suspensions in conflict zones, such as those by the Red Cross and World Food Programme, which affect vulnerable populations.

Adam's expertise extends to documentary filmmaking, where he has created impactful films that highlight the realities in Sudan and East Africa. His journalistic endeavors have led him to collaborate with international media outlets, serving as a freelance correspondent for DW News, The Telegraph, and Daily Maverick. Through his articles and films, Adam brings to light the struggles within Wad Medani and beyond, providing a voice to those often unheard in the midst of crisis.

His dedication to reporting on the ground and his ability to convey the human stories behind the headlines have established Konan Tipen Adam as a respected figure in the field of journalism and media. His commitment to truth-telling and shedding light on the consequences of interrupted humanitarian services underscores the importance of responsible and empathetic journalism in today's world.
Languages
English
Services
Investigative Journalism
Skills
Film & Theatre

Ernst Calitz

Cape Town, South Africa
I'm currently studying a postgraduate honours degree in Media Theory & Practice at the University of Cape Town (UCT). When writing I tend to focus and specialize in human interest and protest action. I have a deep understanding of the matter due to my involvement in grass-root-level social Read moremovements, such as the award-winning #ShutItAllDown movement in Namibia. 

Aside from writing and photography, I'm also available as a fixer and translator - I'm fluent in both English and Afrikaans. I also have a wide array of connections in many youth movements and social structures throughout the Western Cape province in South Africa and Namibia.
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+8
Skills
Politics Fact Checking Investigative Reporting
+7

Isa-Lee Jacobson

Cape Town, South Africa
I am a filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. I have made videos for Habitat for Humanity and Voice of America through Pay Desk. My website can be viewed on www.flyingfilms.co.za. I shoot and edit myself and I own my own camera equipment. Besides South Africa, I have shot films in Mozambique, Read moreMalawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Lesotho and Tanzania.
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+3
Skills
Politics Arts & Books Film & Theatre
+2

Munyaradzi Makoni

Cape Town, South Africa
Munyaradzi Makoni is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. His stories on agriculture, climate change, environment, higher education, politics, science and technology, science policy and religion have appeared in  SciDev.Net, Thompson Reuters Foundation, Africa Renewal, Research Africa, Read moreMoto Magazine, The Tablet, Inter Press Service, Intellectual Property Watch, University World News, OkayAfrica among others.
Languages
English Shona
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Business Fact Checking Current Affairs
+3

Antonio Aragon Blanco

Cape Town, South Africa
Antonio Aragon Blanco is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

I have 10 years experience in different types of journalism and among different companies and projects. I worked 7 years for the Agency of News EFE writing pieces about all the posible topics: sports, politics, culture, Read moreeconomy, human...

I as well have experience as blogger, photographer, video producer, social media, media officer, press releases, viral marketing...

My mother tongue is Spanish but I have also written some articles in English.
Languages
English Spanish
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+9
Skills
Business Fact Checking Arts & Books
+6

Jane Flanagan

Cape Town, South Africa
Africa Correspondent of The Times (London)
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+8
Skills
Fact Checking

Ashlea Evans

Cape Town, South Africa
Ashlea is an international TV reporter, media trainer and show host. She has reported from The World Economic Forum, The Mining Indaba, The World Bank and the JSE; and has interviewed some of the world’s most prominent business professionals and politicians.
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Ashlea was the Cape Town reporter Read morefor CNBC Africa and hosted the show, CNBC’s Eye on Western Cape. She is a qualified media trainer and has a Masters degree in Media and Broadcasting from Lynn University in the USA. After graduating Summa Cum Laude, Ashlea went on to work at Al Jazeera and ABC News in the USA, as well as working in politics on Capitol Hill.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+3
Skills
Fact Checking

Jorisna Bonthuys

Cape Town, South Africa
Jorisna is a content creator, editor and award-winning journalist with more than 20 years’ of experience in the media industry. She worked at Media24 at Die Burger newspaper as an in-depth environmental and political reporter before joining WWF-SA as a content creator for four years. Here she Read morespecialised in communications about the marine environment and the organisation’s land and agricultural programme. Jorisna now works as a freelancer and specialises in science and environmental content. She collaborates with an experienced team of writers, editors, designers and illustrators, providing content and layout design services. She has a keen interest in climate change, biodiversity, agriculture, food security, marine and freshwater systems, and sustainable development.
She is committed to making scientific research and complex issues accessible to the general public.
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+4
Skills
Climate Change Cultural Politics
+7

Tim Butcher

Cape Town, South Africa
After twenty years experience as a war correspondent (1989-2009) with The Daily Telegraph, Britain's leading broadsheet newspaper, in war zones from the Balkans to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, I re-based myself in Cape Town, South Africa, and become a best-selling author and public Read morespeaker. I can cover a wide range from breaking news stories to analysis and historical context.
Languages
English
Services
Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Rebecca L. Weber

Cape Town, South Africa
Rebecca L. Weber is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. She covers social justice, the environment, the arts, travel, etc., for CNN, the New York Times, Ebony.com, Dwell, USA Today, and many other publications. www.rebeccalweber.com
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Research
+3
Skills
Business Fact Checking Current Affairs
+7

Chris De Beer

Cape Town, South Africa
Chris de Beer is a photojournalist based in Cape Town, South Africa.

She is primarily interested in documentary and portraiture but has well-rounded experience in many areas of the industry. She is an alumni of Rhodes University's School of Journalism and particularly gravitates toward stories Read moreabout gender, LGBTQ, disability, the environment and social justice.

Visit her website for more:
http://chrisphotographer.co.za/
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Photography
Skills
Breaking News Social Entertainment & Celebrity
+10
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