News from the Mission
Young Media Personality Heads for the U.S. on Humphrey Fellowship
June 22, 2012
The following article appeared in the national South African newspaper The Star (readership 840,000; independent daily) on Monday, June 18:
“One of South Africa’s young media stars will bid the country good-bye for a year as she embarks on a career journey in the US. Nikiwe Bikitshi, 34, who cut her journalism teeth at Cape Talk 567 when it launched in 1997, has been awarded a prestigious Hubert Humphrey fellowship for 2012/13.
The fellowship is part of the Fulbright programme and awarded to mid-career professionals who have shown leadership qualities. It aims to develop their professional acumen during a 10 month stint at an American University, with the added perk of six weeks work experience at a major organization in the US.
Bikitsha will be placed at Arizona State University and will be based at the University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with a specific focus on economic development.”