The Health-e News team consists of expert health journalists based in Johannesburg as well as a national network of citizen journalists strategically placed in the country’s National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts. Meet our team.
Bibi-Aisha is an award-winning journalist whose career spans working in radio, television, and development. Previously, she worked for eNCA as a specialist science reporter, and the SABC as the Middle East foreign correspondent, and SAfm current affairs anchor. Her work has appeared on Al-Jazeera, The British Medical Journal, The Guardian, IPS, Nature, SciDev.net and Daily News Egypt. She’s been awarded reporting fellowships from the Africa-China Reporting Project, Reuters Foundation, National Press Foundation, International Women’s Media Foundation. Pfizer/SADAG, and the World Federation of Science Journalists. She’s currently an Atlantic Tekano Fellow For Health Equity 2021.
Amy is an award-winning health journalist. She was previously a senior reporter for Health-e from 2016 to 2019. Amy has a decade of experience reporting on health issues in South Africa. She started out her career in health journalism as a founding member of Bhekisisa, when it was attached to the Mail & Guardian, where she worked for three years.
Amy has a special interest in reporting on tuberculosis (TB), other infectious diseases and mental health including substance abuse and addiction. Her dream is to further her studies and obtain a Master’s degree in public health, media studies or creative writing. Amy is a 2017 Atlantic Tekano Fellow For Health Equity.
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Reporter: Lilita Gcwabe
Lilita is a multimedia journalist with an interest in rural advancement in the health and agricultural sectors. She’s committed to reporting on social justice, and early childhood development. Lilita believe in the power of representation, as an essential means of rewriting our stories.
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Reporter: Nompilo Gwala
Nompilo holds a national diploma in journalism from Tshwane University of Technology. She has an interest in women’s lifestyle, and telling impactful, inspiring stories. Prior to joining Health-e News, Nompilo worked for various publications such DRUM Magazine, Hashtag Our Stories and Vuselela Media.
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Reporter: Ndivhuwo Mukwevho
Ndivhuwo is based in Limpopo, Vhembe district. He joined Health-e News as a citizen journalist in September 2015, and was subsequently promoted to a staff position. His interest lies in reporting the untold stories of disadvantaged rural communities. Prior to joining Health-e News, he worked for various publications, including The Sowetan and Capricorn Voice. Ndivhuwo holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Studies from the University of Venda and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from UNISA.
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