Leon Sadiki

Mentor in Photography


Leon is an independent photojournalist and a photography trainer, currently working with the Wits Centre for Journalism as a Mentor in Photography to its postgraduate journalism students.

He has a decorated history of working in different newsrooms as a photojournalist and picture editor. He is co-author of We Are Going to Kill Each Other Today – The Marikana Story (Tafelberg, 2013) and Broke and Broken – The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa (Jacana Books, Blackbird, 2016).

He is also the creator of the “Man in the Green Blanket“, Mgcineni Noki’s Marikana photograph.


Bachelor of Business administration in Media Operations Management, Boston Media, 2020