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Sky is the limit for Nikiwe

By unknown | May 18, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sowetan Reporter

Sowetan Reporter

The sky is the limit for radio and television journalist Nikiwe Bikitsha, who has joined the eNews channel.

Bikitsha joins eNews on DStv's Channel 403 as co-anchor of News Night with Jeremy Maggs.

She co-anchored AM Live on SAfm and has anchored many television current affairs programmes. She also hosted the prime time current affairsInterface on SABC3. She has recently taken on a different role, that of social commentator for the Mail & Guardian newspaper.

eNews group editor-in-chief Debora Patta says: "Nikiwe Bikitsha will add to the channel's already strong anchor line-up.

"Bikitsha is one of the country's most respected and wellknown radio and television news journalists, having been in the industry for 12 years."

After studying journalism at Rhodes University, Bikitsha started her career as a radio field reporter at 567 Cape Talk. She then moved to Talk Radio 702 as a senior reporter and duty editor.

She was one of the anchors of's breakfast show Morning Edition when it launched in 2001 while still holding the posts of senior reporter and news anchor at Radio 702.

On joining the eNews Channel Bikitsha says: "I am passionate about news and this passion is fuelled by understanding why the world works the way it does. I am always probing and want to get to the bottom of a story.

"The eNews Channel is an ideal place to explore local and international stories on a daily basis in an environment which offers independent coverage."

She has also worked for CNBC Africa as a senior news anchor. She is currently completing her honours in journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand.

She plans to study for a masters degree in economic development or international relations next year.


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