Interview with Lindile Mpanza

Lindile Mpanza completed a BJourn atRhodes University in 2007, and moved directly to the Carte Blanche team at MNet. As a researcher there Lindile sourced story ideas to pitch at weekly editorial meetings, compiled material for investigations, sourced archive footage and organised shoots and interviews. This grounding stood her in good stead for her next role as producer for 3rd Degree at eNCA, where she produced 30-minute investigative and human-interest documentaries. A move to SABC followed, initially as an output producer but thereafter Lindile took on the role of specialist producer for the SABC’s Special Assignment, where she continues to produce work of high journalistic quality. In 2011, while working for 3rd Degree, Lindile won best TV Feature at the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards for her piece entitled “Silence of the Innocents’ telling the story of young girls who are abducted, raped and forced into marriage in the Lusikisiki area of the Eastern Cape. Lindile was also a finalist in the Michael Elliott award for excellence in African storytelling, won Best Current Affairs Actuality Programme at the 2017 South African Film and TV Awards and has been profiled in the book “Cool and Black”.
5 Jul 2023 English South Africa Business · Education

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