Mandy Rossouw

Mandy Rossouw (33) is the group international correspondent for Media24, Africa’s biggest media group as well as a senior political reporter for Eyewitness News on 702 and Cape Talk.. Previously she was a parliamentary correspondent for the group and in 2006 became the Media24’s foreign correspondent based in London, UK. She returned to become the deputy political editor of the Mail&Guardian until 2011 when she took up her current position at Media24. She writes a blog for News24 and columns for City Press, Rapport, Beeld and Die Burger.

She is a Menell fellow at Duke University in North Carolina, and is a guest lecturer at Duke and South African universities – lecturing in journalism and politics. She serves as a judge for the Media24 Recht Malan Prize – a literary award for non-fiction published in South Africa, and is a regular commentator on local and international radio and television stations, including 702, KayaFM, RSG and BBC World Service.

She has addressed and chaired various conferences, including the conference by the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing and the BMW World Young Leaders conference in Cape Town, and serves on the board of the Children’s News Agency. She writes essays for the art exhibitions including Ik ben Afrikander and political essays for international publications including the Africa Report and  She has co-authored three books including The World according to Julius Malema in 2009 and was a contributor to The A-Z of Politics, published by Jacana.

Title of the lecture: "When a second transition has nowhere to go - Exploring the gamble president Jacob Zuma took at the ANC's policy conference"

Past Articles

Zuma should tighten the belt (financially)
China and Africa: The true price of a free lunch
Good girls come last
Politics. It's hardly a science
A blank email from the president's office
Security Council: Are we up for it?
Being Coloured

Last Modified: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:14:15 SAST