Managing a blog/website plus having a full time job and other bobs and bits is a difficult task and I fell behind in the last few months. My main excuse is work but I am actually happy about that because I was able to adjust well to my new job at the Sunday Times and work on some really amazing stories. I have always wanted to be a political/ investigative reporter and while I have been doing the political bit for a while now, I am just learning the ropes with investigative reporting and it has been both stressful yet exciting. I was part of a series of stories which focused on state capture and how the influential Gupta family abuse their political connections for business deals. It is one of those stories that just won’t go away and the more we dig, the more we find.
BBC World Service contacted me for an interview on state capture for a radio documentary they were doing. They interviewed me, a former colleague Sam Sole from Amabungane (a team of investigative journalists) and some politicians. The interview took place in Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton and was more a loose conversation than a rigged interview. It was also an opportunity for me to interact with one of the best broadcasters in the business and observe how they get things done.
I plan to blog a lot more and upload some of the cool projects I have been working on in the future.
So stay tuned!