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Investigative Journalist SABC Radio Channel Africa
Zeenat Abdool is an award-winning journalist at SABC Radio Channel Africa. She currently produces and presents a talk show, African Dialogue, which deals with issues of gender, education, health, politics and environment; as well as a program called @SociallyAfrica, which monitors trending topics on online and social media.
Abdool made her radio debut in 2006 at a community radio station in Lenasia, moving to SABC Channel Africa radio station in 2008. She has covered assignments in Gaza, presidential elections and climate change summits. Abdool qualified as an English teacher from the University of Witwatersrand, then pursued her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science degree through the University of South Africa. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Journalism through the University of Witwatersrand, and hopes to specialize in investigative reporting.