Claire Bargelès is a French freelance journalist based in Johannesburg since January 2019. She is the country correspondent for different media outlets, including Radio France Internationale (RFI), Radio France, and the economic newspaper Les Echos. She was previously based in the Gambia, from 2017 to 2019, to cover the democratic transition of the country after the fall of the dictator Yahya Jammeh. She reports on the different news stories emerging from South Africa and its region, from the internal crisis within the ANC, to the Springboks World Cup victory, or the way the Covid-19 pandemic has affected people’s livelihood in the townships. Over the years, she has developed a sharp interest in economic and sport stories. Originally from the South West of France, Claire Bargelès holds a master degree in political sciences, and graduated from the School of Journalism of Lille (ESJ Lille).