Siyabulela Dzanibe
Siyabulela Dzanibe

EzaKwaZulu News Community Newspaper

Siyabulela Dzanibe is a 29-year-old journalism graduate from the Durban University of Technology in Durban. He was born and bred in KwaZulu-Natal, at the southern part of the province in the small town of Umzimkulu. He graduated in 2014 and holds a National Diploma in Journalism, specialising in Broadcast.

He chose to study journalism after learning about the profession in his tests at high school, where he was required to write either an essay or a news article in the subject of history. He became inquisitive and was eager to learn more about writing as a profession. He also wanted to follow a profession that would give him an opportunity to play an important role in South African communities, so he chose the ‘Fourth Estate’ and to become a watchdog.

He worked for the Independent Media for a year and eight months as an intern and a freelance journalist, reporting general news for the company’s Daily News newspaper title. But he had never been a specialised journalist.

He is very excited to take on his second internship in his career with the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA. He would like to be a specialised journalist, and found the opportunity to learn and develop his skills through SAASTA’s science journalism programme.

He is happy he can develop into a specialised journalist in science, while writing in his own indigenous language, IsiZulu, for EzaKwaZulu News community newspaper in KwaNyuswa near Pinetown in KwaZulu-Natal.