Sumeya Gasa


Sumeya Gasa is a multi-award-winning journalist and filmmaker based in Johannesburg. In 2016, Gasa won the CNN Africa Journalist Award: Ecobank Economics category; Vodacom Journalist of the Year Regional Award; and 3rd Prize at the Taco Kuiper Awards. In 2018, she was listed in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans and, shortly after, named the overall winner in the Journalism category of the KwaZulu Natal Young Achievers Awards. In the same year, Gasa won her second Vodacom Journalist of the Year Regional award. In 2020, Gasa was named Editor-in-chief of AWiM News. Gasa has taught multimedia journalism courses at institutions such as the Market Photo Workshop, the University of Witwatersrand, and African Women in Media (AWiM) in collaboration with the African Union, European Union, Fojo Media Institute, and the International Labour Organisation. At present, Gasa works at the University of Witwatersrand's Journalism department as a Senior Multimedia Journalist and Producer.

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