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The time we scooped second prize in the Taco Kuiper award

The Taco Kuiper awards is largely seen as South Africa’s Pulitzer and a prestigious investigative journalism award that every journalist worth their salt wants to have under their belt. The award is annual and seeks to celebrate and award fierce and ground breaking investigative journalism. Sunday Times editors decided to nominate me and my colleagues Thandoxolo Jika and Sabelo Skiti for…

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Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Award: debut writer

  The Minara Chamber of Commerce recently held their Aziz Hassim Literary Award evening where they celebrated and awarded outstanding South African authors. I was honoured to have been given the debut writer award for my debut novel Diary of a Guji Girl. I was unable to attend the award evening in Durban but sent my sister instead. I am…

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The time I won an award

  ‘Award winning journalist’. That is something every journalist wants to add to their Twitter bio regardless of the type award won! We are all a bunch of narcissists, let me tell you. Since I began as a journalist as a snotty 17 year old in 2011, it has been a long goal of mine; to produce journalism worthy of…

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Interview: Al Jazeera Listening Post

The producers of Al Jazeera’s magazine media show Listening Post got in touch with me to talk about President Jacob Zuma’s relationship with the media and the South African media landscape in general. The weekly show aired around the glob focus on media issues in light of current affairs. The very topical issue of the Gupta family was one of the…

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Featured: Interview on Kaya FM

On Tuesday, June 2, I was invited to join in on the conversation on Kaya FM’s flagship evening show Today with John Perlman. John is a legend in the radio world and it was absolutely fantastic sitting with him in studio and discussing the top news stories. You can have a listen to the interview here: Qaanitah Hunter on the…

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