Melissa Zisengwe

Journalist at JAMLAB Africa and Civic Technology Innovation Network

Melissa is a young budding journalist with three years’ experience, having worked in print and broadcasting in South Africa. She has worked as a student journalist for Rhodes University’s campus news organisations including Oppidan Press, Activate and Rhodes Music Radio. While at Rhodes she also worked for Groccott’s Mail as a content producer in 2016 and at Radio Grahamstown as a newsreader in 2015.
After completing her honours degree in broadcast journalism she briefly worked at lifestyle magazines Spinnercom Media in 2017. In 2018 she worked as a technical journalist/features reporter at Creamer Media for the Engineering News, Polity and Mining Weekly publications. In mid-2018 she left to pursue a new exciting career path at JAMLAB and CTIN. With human beings, there is always a story to tell and my great passion is bringing these stories to light.

Education
Bachelor of Journalism and Media Studies (BJourn), Rhodes University, 2016
Bachelor of Arts, Rhodes University, 2015

Contact
Email: melissa.zisengwe@wits.ac.za
Twitter: @NarcissusMZ