The SABC announced on Wednesday that Njanji Chauke will take up the position of Editor of the SABC News Channel with effect from 01 October 2019.
Chauke is a multi-skilled media professional, with a journalism career that spans over 22 years. He began his broadcast career on campus radio at Tshwane University of Technology.
Chauke first joined SABC News in 2001 as a reporter for a period of 7 years. He then left the organisation and returned to the public broadcaster in 2011 as a Specialist Correspondent. Rising through the ranks, he has held various positions in the newsroom including Assignment Editor, Executive Producer and recently Acting Output Editor for the news channel.
Group Executive: News and Current Affairs Phathiswa Magopeni says, “The appointment comes at a crucial moment for the SABC News channel, as we aggressively pursue our vision to become the most trusted and premium news source for our audiences in South Africa, and on the African continent. Mr Chauke’s passion for things digital will assist the News division with valuable experience and knowledge, as we continue with the process of integrating the news operation.”
Over the years, Chauke has covered a wide range of high profile stories using his radio, television and mobile reporting expertise for the public news service in South Africa, East Africa, SADC region, West Africa and the Middle East.
He is passionate about telling human interest stories, grooming budding journalists and mobile journalism.
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