#IAmNene documentary wins award

Almost a year since I left News24 and a bittersweet moment as my last big project - a documentary about the murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana - wins a WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Award for Best use of online video.

While I'm proud of what our team achieved, I so wish it wasn't necessary to tell that story. Uyinene represented everything that is good and hopeful about South Africa's future. But her life was snatched away in such a brutal, senseless way.

I was particularly proud of the judges' comments:

“The documentary did a good job of capturing the raw emotion of such a tragedy, the tension of a city and nation, while weaving a narrative that reveals not just the details of the crime, but who the victim was, how she lived and impacted others.”

A big thank you to the wonderful team who worked like crazy to help tell her story in such a powerful way. You can view the special site and documentary here:


You can also read more about the project here: https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/news24-wins-award-for-aminext-special-project-20200909