Mia

MiaMalan

Mia Malan is the founding editor-in-chief of Bhekisisa. She has 25 years of journalism, fundraising and institution-building experience in legacy media and digital native publications, working in newsrooms and at media development organisations in Johannesburg, Nairobi and Washington, DC. Malan has grown Bhekisisa from a specialist desk at a legacy outlet (the Mail & Guardian) to an independent non-profit over the past seven years. A respected long-form writer and broadcaster, Malan has worked with journalists, media trainers and news executives from countries including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Botswana, Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Thailand, Iran and the Czech Republic. She’s a former Knight International Journalism fellow of the International Centre for Journalists and a Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism fellow at Oxford University. Mia has won 26 local and international awards for her radio, print and television work.

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Awards

  • 2019 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2018 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Best Health News Reporting Finalist
  • 2016 CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards: Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2016 Vodacom Journalism Awards: Northern Region Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2016: Diageo Responsible Drinking Media Awards: Newspaper Journalist of the Year
  • 2016 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Discovery Health Journalist of the Year
  • 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Features Health Journalist of the Year
  • 2015 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Healthy Lifestyle Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2015 Brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media Awards: Journalist of the Year
  • 2015 Brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media Awards: Newspaper Journalist of the Year
  • 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Newspaper Journalist of the Year
  • 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2014 National Press Club Journalism Awards: Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2014 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Features Health Journalist of the Year
  • 2013 Brandhouse Responsible Drinking Media Awards: Newspaper Journalist of the Year
  • 2013 National Press Club Journalism Awards: Radio Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2013 National Press Club Journalism Awards: Print Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2013 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Features Health Journalist of the Year
  • 2013 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Discovery Health Journalist of the Year
  • 2012 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Comment and Analysis Journalist of the Year
  • 2008 Baltimore Women’s Film Festival: Best Short Film (My Dead Husband’s Land)
  • 2002 US-SA Television Health Journalist of the Year
  • 2001 CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards: Radio Journalist of the Year
  • 2000 African Journalist Foundation Awards: Radio Journalist of the Year Runner-Up
  • 1998 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Excellence in Health Journalism Awards: Overall Winner

Rosaline

RosalineDaniel

Rosaline Daniel is Bhekisisa’s programme associate. She holds Master’s degrees from the Universities of Cape Town and Westminster in the United Kingdom in International Relations and Technical and Specialised Translation. Daniel monitors the fulfillment of donor requirements, and develops information systems for financial and progress reporting to ensure that Bhekisisa remains compliant. She also ensures all administrative work is carried out for the assigned programmes in line with procedures. Daniel works with Bhekisisa’s engagement officer and other team members to organise and conceptualise training and critical thinking forums.

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Joan

Joanvan Dyk

Joan van Dyk graduated with an honours degree in journalism from Stellenbosch University in 2017. She was the top performing student in the class of 2016. Joining Bhekisisa marks Van Dyk’s debut as a journalist, but she was instantly captivated by the all-encompassing nature of health reporting in Africa. She grew up travelling the continent and aspires to reveal issues that are relevant to the well-being of its populations. “Health stories expose the human fragility that unifies us all. I am looking forward to writing stories that unravel the health policies and politics that impact on the lives of everyday people across the continent.”

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Awards

  • 2019 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Features Journalist of the Year
  • 2018 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Young Upcoming Health Journalist Finalist
  • 2018 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Best Health News Reporting Finalist
  • 2016 Media24 Ton Vosloo Award for Leadership and Innovative Thinking

Gopolang

GopolangMakou

Gopolang Makou oversees impact tracking and reader engagement at Bhekisisa. Prior to joining the Bhekisisa team, she worked as a researcher at Africa Check covering development topics including gender; the environment and education. She has worked in the fields of media, civil society and government and started her career as a research intern at the national planning commission secretariat. Makou holds qualifications from Rhodes University, a postgraduate diploma in social science methods from Stellenbosch University and is currently completing a postgraduate diploma in survey data analysis from the University of Cape Town.

Aisha

AishaAbdool Karim

Aisha Abdool Karim is a health reporter at Bhekisisa. She graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York in 2018. Before joining Bhekisisa, she worked at the Daily Maverick, covering political and health issues. While studying in the US, Abdool Karim did video production for The Conversation US. Between 2013 and 2016, during the time of the #FeesMustFall protests, she was a staff writer, the news editor and the editor-in-chief of the University of Cape Town student newspaper, Varsity. Over this period, she learned that quality reporting “helps tell people's stories in a way that drives tangible changes to broken systems”.

Dylan

Dylan Bush

Dylan Bush studied journalism, specialising in television and photography, at Rhodes University. In 2008 they won the SABC Young Journalist of the Year award for a mini-documentary on the food crisis in South Africa. Bush spent four-and-a-half years as a multimedia reporter at the Mail & Guardian from 2010 to 2014. During this time, they exhibited their photography in South Africa and Europe and won two Standard Bank Sikuvile awards for their reporting on corruption and police brutality. In 2012 Bush, together with Craig McKune and Verashni Pillay, was the first ever recipient of the CNN African Digital Journalist of the Year award.

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Awards

  • 2017 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Video Journalist of the Year
  • 2015 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Multimedia Journalist of the Year Finalist
  • 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Multimedia Journalist of the Year
  • 2013 German Development Media Awards: African Category Finalist
  • 2012 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Multimedia Journalist of the Year
  • 2012 CNN African Journalism Awards: Digital Journalist of the Year
  • 2008 SABC Student Journalism Awards: Television Journalist if the Year