Our Team

The Health-e News team consists of expert health journalists based in Johannesburg as well as a national network of citizen journalists. Meet our team.

Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla: Managing Editor

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.

You can reach Bibi-Aisha at [email protected] 

Kalay Nair: News Editor

Kalay has worked in several news mediums including wire journalism and broadcast news. She was a parliamentary reporter at the SA Press Association before a stint at the Gulf News in Dubai. She joined the prime-time news team at eTV when she returned to South Africa. She was also part of the eNCA launch team, where she managed a national television newsroom, oversaw a team of reporters and planned major news events. She has a diploma in journalism from DUT, a certificate in financial journalism from Rhodes University; was a CNN fellow, and completed the WAN IFRA Media Management Online Training programme in 2020.

You can reach Kalay at [email protected]

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. 

You can reach Lilita at [email protected]

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.

You can reach Nompilo at [email protected]

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.

You can reach Ndivhuwo at [email protected]