Jedi Ramalapa is a broadcast journalist/reporter with more than a decade of industry experience. She was part of SABC Radio News team for more than 8 years, where she covered the environmental, science, culture and human rights beats in addition to her role as a general hard news reporter for the public broadcaster. Ramalapa was also a news reader for SAfm, the SABC’s flagship English News and current affairs radio station. She was also a producer and voice over artist for the SABC flagship investigative program Special Assignment. During her employment at the public broadcaster Ramalapa was sent on a number of international assignments to cover stories in China, Canada, Kenya, Uganda, Spain, Mozambique and the Middle East. In 2008 she was awarded the Reham Al Farrah Fellowship to spend three months in New York learning about the work of the United Nations. In 2009 she joined Interpress News Service Africa as a multimedia editor, commissioning radio news podcasts from more than 14 freelance journalists across the African Continent. In 2011 she launched a career as an independent freelance journalist working from Dakar, Senegal where she also worked as an anchor and producer of the West African Democracy Radio (WADR) English Service. In 2014 she joined ANN7 as a news reporter producing daily live news and features. She is also has been a contributing writer for the Mail and Guardian newspapers in South Africa, a translator , researcher and news coordinator and producer the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). She was also a visit lecture on Racism at the International people’s College in Denmark. She taught a Reading, Writing and Research course at the Academy of Television and Screen Arts. These are her original words except where expressly noted otherwise.