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Nikiwe Bikitsha


Nikiwe Bikitsha is one of South Africa’s leading radio and television news personalities, She has been a broadcast news journalist for over twenty years, a position that put her at the forefront of major local and international developments, and afforded high-profile interviews with global leaders like Thabo Mbeki, Al Gore, Kofi Annan and Mo Ibrahim. 


Nikiwe is a Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, the Humphrey programme is a mid-career Fulbright exchange fellowship awarded to people who’ve demonstrated leadership. She spent 10 months at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in the US (2012 to 2013) in fulfillment of this fellowship. 


Nikiwe holds an MA in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, and an MSc degree in African Studies from the University of Oxford. As a former journalist, Nikiwe is the co -founder of Amargi Media – a boutique content creation and communications consultancy.


She serves as a trustee of the board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and is an Independent Non-Executive Director at Deloitte Africa.

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