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Lecturer in Directing & Writing in Film/TV, University of the Witwatersrand

Kenneth has over twenty-five years experience in the film and television industries in Africa, Asia and North America. He has produced numerous feature films for international distribution, including "Pure Blood" (2001), "Sleeper’s Wake" (2012) and "Impunit" (2014). He co-created two television series, "Groundbreakers" (2002 - 2003) and "Imagine Afrika" (2007) which were carried across 31 African broadcasters. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation, the series were aimed at raising awareness around youth and health issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

Prior to South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, Kenneth worked as a field producer for the Emmy Award winning "South Africa Now", a guerrilla-style news magazine programme aired on PBS affiliate stations in the USA and in some 40 countries around the world. The show challenged censorship restrictions imposed by the Apartheid government’s State of Emergency and was eventually banned in that country. Over the last few years he has worked for Vice Media in various African countries and recently co-produced the award-winning music documentary, "The Fun’s Not Over" (2019).

He currently lectures in the Film & Television Department at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where he completed his doctoral research into the filmed representation of the medical doctor in African conflict zones.

Kenneth also holds a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Television (New York University), BA (Hons) Archaeology (Wits), BA (Hons) Dramatic Arts (Wits).


  • –present
    Lecturer in directing & writing in Film/TV, University of the Witwatersrand