Fellows' Biographies 2009
Sanele Sobantwana, Radio Today, South Africa
Sanele currently works for Radio Today in Johannesburg, South Africa. Radio Today is a community radio station that serves a population of about 6 million people living in Johannesburg, with a listenership sitting at around 170,000. Some of his daily activities include programming, sales, marketing, and overseeing the general running of the station, as well as reporting directly to the CEO and doing quarterly reports to the board of directors. He works very closely with the trainees through the station's training academy and the training ranges from journalism, production, broadcasting, sales and management in general.
Since 2008 he has been serving on the board of the Provincial structure of community stations which is made up of 24 radio stations.
Bibiana Lambart, Radio Christian Voice, Zambia
Bibiana has ten years' experience as a journalist, and is now the Head of News at Radio Christian Voice in Zambia. As well as managing the news room, she is actively involved in news gathering and presenting programmes. She produces features covering topical issues such as the environment, health, and the economy. Previously, she studied for a diploma at the London School of Journalism.
Chiyembekezo Kapatamoyo, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation
Chiyembekezo is currently the Assistant Controller of News and Current Affairs at the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation. He is responsible for the Central region of Malawi and his duties include writing, editing and producing news items in addition to the general supervision of the regional News Bureau. Before his current position, he worked as the Bureau's Chief Reporter. He joined the News department in the year 2000 from the Programmes department, where he worked as a Programmes Presenter/Producer. To date his experience in the News Media spans a little over ten years. He joined state owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation from the Copyright Society of Malawi where he worked as the Licensing and Public information officer. His working life started in government as a secondary school teacher of English and History after graduating from Chancellor College of the University of Malawi.