Thursday 27 June / 2pm – 4pm / Free
Basement, Alexander Theatre, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Are you an aspiring journalist or blogger?
We bring together some of South Africa’s leading journalists to hear about their experiences, and how they got their break in the industry. You can even put questions to them.
Rolling Stone SA’s Diana Coetzer
The Guardian’s (UK) David Smith
Mahala’s Rob Scher
Photographer & Writer Uviwe Mangweni
MTV Base’s Nomuzi Mabena ‘Moo-zlie’
Supported by Connect ZA (The British Council), the fourth in our series of free monthly networking sessions for young creatives will take place at The Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein on Thursday 27 June from 2pm to 4pm.
Our panel of journalists includes:
Diane Coetzer – Contributing Music Editor at Rolling Stone South Africa
Diane is an award-winning music journalist based in Johannesburg and currently holds the position of Contributing Music Editor at Rolling Stone South Africa. Diane has been a judge at the South African Music Awards for 17 years. In 2006 Diane won the Arts and Culture Journalist of the Year at the Nedbank Arts and Culture Trust Awards.
Nomuzi Mabena (Moo-zlie) – Presenter & VJ at MTV Base
Nomuzi Mabena, fondly known as ‘Moo-zlie!’, is a young lady from Benoni that has recently joined the exciting world of the African Entertainment Industry. Her unique look, quick wit and bubbly personality recently won her the MTV Base VJ Search as she beat out thousands of young hopefuls for the number one spot which also sees her featuring on etv’s “Club 808” alongside MoFlava and Dineo Ranaka.
David Smith – Africa correspondent of The Guardian and Observer (UK)
Based in Johannesburg, David is the Africa correspondent of The Guardian and Observer newspapers in the UK. He travels across Africa covering news, politics, culture and sport, with assignments so far including the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, civil war in Ivory Coast, elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya and South Africa, the political crisis in Zimbabwe, the 2010 football World Cup and the prosecution of Oscar Pistorius.
Uviwe Mangweni – Photographer & Writer
Born and raised in Cape Town’s kwaLanga, photographer and writer Uviwe is currently one of the nine young people from different parts of Africa who have been scouted for a global Diesel campaign that aims to represent this “new wave” of creativity and optimism on the continent. She also works for Joe Public, one of SA’s fastest growing agencies.
Rob Scher – Freelance writer Mahala
Freelance writer begun writing in 2010 for online culture magazine, Mahala. Interested in the field of cultural reporting, Rob is also passionate about travel writing and has had work published in Sunday Times, Sunday Independent, Brainstorm Magazine.
The monthly Live Creative Sessions are a platform for up-and-coming creatives to engage with established industry professionals and arts practitioners, receive creative and career advice as well as build relationships with these professionals.
If you are between the ages of 16-25 and interested in attending the free session, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, register online below or text your name and #CreativeSession4 to 011 027 0474.