Nelson Mandela Foundation

Nikiwe Bikitsha

Nikiwe  Bikitsha
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Nikiwe Bikitsha is one of South Africa’s leading journalists and an accomplished Media and Communications professional. Her areas of expertise are South African and African politics, business and economic development. Nikiwe is the CEO and Cofounder of a media and communications company, Amargi Media, which conceptualises and creates compelling content; designs and implements effective communication strategies for its partners.

During the span of her 25-year career in journalism, she has worked as a reporter, producer, anchor and editor for some of the country’s leading broadcasters including Primedia, the SABC and eNCA.

Nikiwe holds an MSc in African Studies, University of Oxford, BA Honours and MA in Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand. In 2012, Nikiwe was awarded the Fulbright Hubert Humphrey fellowship to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in the U.S. where she participated in professional development programmes and taught under-graduate classes.

She has won awards for her work in radio, television and print journalism.

Nikiwe serves as a trustee of the board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

She is an independent non-executive director at Deloitte Africa and is a member of the Deloitte Global's Independent Non-executive Advisory Council.

Articles and opinions

"Our actions shape attitudes to women" – Mail & Guardian

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