Sunday, March 3, 2024

Our Team

Sizwe Dlamini - Editor

Sizwe Dlamini is Investigations Editor and head of the Falcons Special Investigations unit based in Cape Town, Western Cape with more than 20years experience in the industry. Having worked extensively within Independent Media’s Business Unit as Night Editor, Live Editor and Chief Reporter, Dlamini specializes in corporate investigations as well as political and crime investigations among others.

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Nikiwe Nongcula - Researcher

Nikiwe Nongcula is an investigative researcher/administrator based in Cape Town. Miss Nongcula specializes in gathering information for journalists as well as fulfilling administrative duties. Nongcula is an extrovert that enjoys being around people, who is passionate about her work. Nongcula chooses to spend her free time with her family and friends in her community. feel free to drop her a mail at

Bongani Hans - Journalist

Bongani Hans has been in the media industry for decades. He has been with Independent Media since 2011. He does not mind being called the multi-award-winning journalist having collected two Sanlam Community Press Awards and CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award. Hans likes inspiring young people about the importance of respecting the rule of law and growing a community-based economy.

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Tina Van Der Merwe - Researcher

Tina Der Merwe is an investigative researcher based in Cape Town with 2 years’ experience in the industry. Tina specializes in gathering information, leads, evidence online as well as on social media platforms that would assist journalists with their stories. Tina’s passion for news and media is motivated by her constant drive for growth and excellence. Miss Van Der Merwe spends most of her free time with loved ones and learning online courses to further her skills. drop her an email at