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Paydesk has 185 researchers in South Africa. Our researchers, usually professionally trained journalists, can perform: competitive analysis, economic analysis, industry and sector analysis as well as background research.

Our top researchers in South Africa are konan tipen adam and Robin Adams.

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

We have researchers 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.

Researchers in South Africa



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

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

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

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

Gary Alfonso

Johannesburg, South Africa
Gary Alfonso is a broadcast journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Any TV work. Production or on-camera. 
News specialist. Business news. Interviewing and anchoring. 
Managing newsrooms.
Languages
English
Services
News Gathering Fact Checking
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

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 Politics Current Affairs
+6

Fasieg Arnold

Cape Town, South Africa
Fasieg Arnold is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+3
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+10

Kate Bartlett

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

Camilla Bath

Johannesburg, South Africa
I'm an award-winning senior journalist, news editor and writer currently based in South Africa. I have 15 years of experience in commercial news production as a field reporter, anchor and news editor working across broadcast, print and digital news with a special interest in podcasting and audio Read moredocumentaries. I'm also an experienced media trainer, having coached dozens of corporate executives and senior public servants on how to deal effectively with the media. 

Best known for my radio news anchoring on Talk Radio 702, I was also Digital Development Editor and Deputy News Editor at Eyewitness News (EWN) until July 2018. My feature work has appeared in publications including EWN, Cosmopolitan, FHM, the Wits Review and ASSAF's Legends of South Africa Science. 

I graduated with a BA (Honours) in Journalism from the University of the Witwatersrand and was named a 2014 fellow of the World Press Institute.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+9
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+12

Pauline Bax

Johannesburg, South Africa
Pauline Bax is a journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Languages
English French Dutch
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+6
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+7

Vivienne Begbie

Cape Town, South Africa
Yolaan Aguemon is an experienced broadcast journalist and digital content producer based in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Business Current Affairs Media Training
+4
Book

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

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
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+7

Gopolang Botlhokwane

Johannesburg, South Africa
Gopolang Botlhokwane is a South African freelance journalist and writer. He covers sports, culture and social issues.
Languages
English Southern Sotho Tswana
+1
Services
Vox Pop News Gathering Feature Stories
+4
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Arts & Books
+6
Book

Asmaa Botmi-Clarke

Durban, South Africa
Asmaa Botmi-Clarke is a journalist based in Durban, South Africa. 
Experienced Video Journalist with a demonstrated history of working in the writing and editing industry. Skilled in Journalism in Television. Strong media and communication professional with a focus in Africa and African news.
Languages
English French
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Live Reporting
+1
Skills
Breaking News Fact Checking

Alexander Brand

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Alexander Brand is a journalist based in Stellenbsoch, South Africa (near Cape Town). He currently works as a freelance writer and reporter for The South African (www.thesouthafrican.com). Before that, he spent three years at his community newspaper DieMatie (www.diematie.com).
Languages
Afrikaans English
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+5
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+12

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

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 Current Affairs Natural Disasters
+7

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

Thomas Cedrick

Cape Town, South Africa
Thomas Cedrick is a journalist based in Western Cape , Focus mainly in radio broadcasting, he worked for two radio stations In Zimbabwe and currently working with another radio station and a newspaper in South Africa
Languages
English Ndebele Shona
+2
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+3
Skills
Current Affairs Arts & Books Film & Theatre
+7

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

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
Politics Current Affairs Film & Theatre
+8

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
Politics Current Affairs Entertainment & Celebrity
+4

Pulane Choane

Bloemfontein, South Africa
Pulane Choane is a community journalist with two year's experience. She has worked for radio station OFM as well as Bloemfontein Courant, which are both the flagship products of Central Media Group, which is in the Free State. She has also won the Mahareng Publishing 2017 Journalist of the Year Read moreAward for her excellent investigative reporting pieces, which helped expose corruption in the Free State. She focuses mainly on politics, current affairs as well as community based stories.
Languages
Afrikaans Southern Sotho Tswana
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+9
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Arts & Books
+5

Gershawn Coetzee

Cape Town, South Africa
Gershawn Coetzee is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Content creator, edit on FCPX, full film crew DSLR HD.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+3
Skills
Natural Disasters Sports Social
+2
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