Institute of Politics

Crystal Orderson

Journalist from South Africa

Crystal Orderson is an acclaimed South African journalist who has spent the past two decades reporting socio-economic issues in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, and, most recently, the most significant national election since the fall of apartheid 30 years ago. She was the first West Africa bureau chief for the South African Broadcasting Corporation, SABC News, based in Senegal and has managed myriad different newsrooms in the country. Currently reporting for several local and international media outlets, including ARD Germany, Al Jazeera, BBC Radio, and LBC Radio in London, Crystal is also a regular analyst on local media on African politics and has also been involved with several non-governmental organizations, such as the Bulungula Incubator Project, the Cape Town University of Technology and Project Ignite, a school project working with disadvantaged schools in her home city of Cape Town.

Seminars

“The View From Africa: A South Africa Reporter Brings Her 30-Year Perspective on the Continent”

Crystal Orderson is an acclaimed South African journalist who has spent the past two decades reporting socio-economic issues in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, and, most recently, the most significant national election since the fall of apartheid 30 years ago. Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear an international perspective on the vibrant and dynamic political, economic and cultural contours of Africa, with a special emphasis on her home country and its amazing journey on the world stage.

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