I hold a Master of International Relations degree from Wits University. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts Honours (International Relations) and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism and Politics) both from Rhodes University.
I am the Specialist Reporting lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), where I teach Political and Business Reporting as well as Editorial Management. My areas of research interests include: Race, Gender, Class , Intersectionality in South Africa; The Politics of Identity; Decolonising Pedagogy after Rhodes Must Fall as well as Media Transformation and Media Leadership.
I have more than a decade of experience working across different media, in print (Daily Dispatch, Sunday Times), radio (SAfm and Cape Talk) and television (SABC, CNBC Africa, NRK). I am also a media entrepreneur with an online talkshow #newvoiceza on Youtube. I am a thought leader whose opinion pieces have been published in various publications including Business Day, Cape Times and EWN.
My research skills were developed many years ago when I was a research intern at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). I have also worked as a sessional lecturer at the Department of Journalism and the Wits Radio Academy at the University of Witwatersrand.
My career highlights include being awarded the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung scholarship to study towards a Masters and the Clive Menell Media Fellowship where I spent a month at Duke University in the U.S.A. I was also named as a finalist in the Entrepreneurship Category for the Rising Star Awards (2014).
Clive Menell Media Fellow at Duke University (2007); Finalist in the Entrepreneurship Category of the Rising Star Awards (2014)