Interview with Yolisa Njamela

Yolisa Njamela-Zikhali was awarded her postgraduate diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University, and has been working in the media for the past 24 years. Her career has seen her working in radio, television, print and digital media, for broadcasting houses including the SABC, BBC, Channel News Asia, Health-E News and CGTN Africa, America, London and Beijing. Yolisa has been the content manager for publications including Leadership Magazine, Move Magazine, Harambe, and Real Magazine. With rich experience as a senior political reporter on the African continent, she has worked on pivotal stories such as the South African national and local elections, SADC elections, the long hospitalization of Nelson Mandela, and his subsequent state funeral, the ANC centenary, and the build-up to the 20th anniversary of freedom in South Africa. Yolisa has also produced highly acclaimed radio shows, including the popular SAFM Current Affairs show presented by Tim Modise. While working with the SABC, Yolisa was part of the executive content development team for Khumbule’ Khaya, the premise of which is to connect long lost families which have been displaced by the country’s migration system. With her experience in the media space, Yolisa has acted as manager for Doctor Noxolo Grootboom after Dr Grootboom’s retirement as a news anchor in 2021.
5 Jul 2023 English South Africa Business · Education

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