Nikiwe Bikitsha is one of South Africa’s leading journalists and broadcasters. She’s enjoyed an illustrious 20-year career as one of the most trusted news and current affairs presenters and talk show hosts in radio and television. She’s worked for broadcasters like Primedia, SABC and eNCA.
Nikiwe is also a highly sought after Programme director of events and moderator of panel discussions in South Africa and internationally. She’s passionate about Africa’s economic development and believes that women should be at the forefront of these efforts. To that end, she’s the co-founder of Amargi Media, a content company which aims to tell African stories in a compelling way.
Nikiwe holds an MA degree in Journalism and Media studies from Wits University (dissertation with distinction) and is an MSc African Studies candidate at Oxford University, which she is due to complete in June 2018. She’s a previous recipient of the Fulbright Hubert Humphrey fellowship to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in the U.S 2012 -2013. She serves as the youngest trustee of the board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Previous awards include the Sanlam financial journalism award in the TV category in 2010
Women in media rising star in 2006
Mondi creative writing category for her column in the Mail & Guardian in 2010
Tsa Rona investment honours for courage and commitment to the African Renaissance
SAWID women in dialogue for services to the country, bestowed by former first lady Zanele Mbeki