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Paydesk has 85 journalists in Johannesburg. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Johannesburg are Zaheer Cassim and Darren Taylor.

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Journalists in Johannesburg



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

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
Food & Drink War Reporter Natural Disasters
+12

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
Climate Change Cultural Training
+17

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

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
Current Affairs Finance Breaking News
+2

Patricia Huon

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

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
Sports Politics Current Affairs
+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
Fact Checking Breaking News

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 Breaking News Research
+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
Risk Analysis Business Breaking News
+25

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
Investigative Reporting Research Politics
+10

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
Science & Environment Natural Disasters War Reporter
+16

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
Entertainment & Celebrity Food & Drink Science & Environment
+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
Cultural Technology Media Training
+23

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
Risk Analysis Social Cultural
+13

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
Travel Finance Current Affairs
+5

Mpho Mathoho

Johannesburg, South Africa
Mpho Mathoho is a senior broadcast journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

I have years of experience reporting news in different fields, which include economics, business news, 
political news, and general news. I have also worked in different departments in the newsroom, which Read moreincludes being a producer and senior producer for both the news and current affairs shows. 

I also have experience as a bulletin editor for 24 news channels in South Africa. During my leisure time, I maintained social media accounts for one of South Africa's most reputable news organisations, where I assist in uploading information to the page, which includes text, video, posters, and images, among other things.
Languages
English Venda
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Politics Entertainment & Celebrity Finance
+20

Alessandro Parodi

Johannesburg, South Africa
Alessandro is a reporter with a passion for cultural studies and urban ethnography.

Born in Torino (Italy), he traveled across Europe, Asia and Africa driven by the interest in religious beliefs and cultural practices. In 2011, he conducted fieldwork research in Uganda. In 2012-13 he Read moreparticipated in the production of the film documentary “Riverside Rendezvous” (2013) in Allahabad, India.

He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa since 2012. He is a regular contributor of the Italian-South African weekly publication La Voce del Sudafrica and of the travel magazine Nomad Africa. His professional interest spans from politics to culture, travel and religions.

alessandroparodi.wordpress.com
Languages
English Italian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+5
Skills
Film & Theatre Fact Checking War Reporter
+9

Delia Robertson

Johannesburg, South Africa
Delia Robertson is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has more than three decades experience covering sub-Saharan Africa with a strong focus on southern Africa.

One of Delia's strengths is her versatility. Most of her experience has been in broadcasting, but she can as easily Read moreproduce copy for print, the web, or academic journals. Strong suits are in-depth analytical pieces and features.

She is also a skilled, thorough researcher.

Delia was among a small group of people who launched and ran 1st TV, Zimbabwe - a cheeky and highly successful short term free-to-air television station whose mission was to bring accurate news and information to Zimbabweans in the 2013 election period.

From time to time, Delia teaches at the Institute for Advanced Journalism in Johannesburg, and she is a content producer for bdlive.co.za
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
+6
Skills
Politics Technology Business
+6

Valerie Hirsch

Johannesburg, South Africa
Valerie Hirsch is a Belgium french speaking journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa, since 1996.
Languages
English French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+9
Skills
Fact Checking Science & Environment Social
+1

Rumbidzai Chivende

Johannesburg, South Africa
Rumbidzai Chivende is a journalist who has been working as a radio news anchor for the past four years with experience from campus, community and commercial radio. I also have experience in content producing for a current affairs and business show. I have written for different online publications Read moreand contributor for digital magazines. I am experienced in covering political current affairs.
Languages
Afrikaans English Ndebele
+2
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Investigative Journalism
+3
Skills
Investigative Reporting Politics Current Affairs
+4

Kerry Dimmer

Johannesburg, South Africa
Kerry Dimmer is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Winner of the Diageo Best Infrastructure Feature of the Year 2010, and 2013 SAPOA Property Feature Journalist of the Year. Focuses on current affairs in Africa.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Business Fact Checking

Liesl Pretorius

Johannesburg, South Africa
I am a digitally savvy journalist and editor with a keen interest in collaborations, tracking political promises and solutions journalism. I recently completed a certificate course in investigative journalism from Wits. In my freelance career I have focused on cross-platform editing, project Read moremanagement, consulting work and digital storytelling. A digital storytelling collaboration, which I initiated, was a finalist in the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards (2017).
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Feature Stories Research Investigative Journalism
+2
Skills
Current Affairs Media Training Fact Checking
+3
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Suleiman Mofolorunsho Lawal

Johannesburg, South Africa
Suleiman Mofolorunsho Lawal is a TV Journalist/ cameraman/ Producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+6
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