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What is your name?
What organisation do you work for?
Public Eye newspaper
What country are you based in?
Please summarise your areas of climate-change expertise (in terms of subjects and geographical areas)
Climate change & Agriculture, climate change & women
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+266 67105487
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Zanele Hlongwane was born on February 12 1986. She began her journalism career at the age of 21 as a voluntary journalist and news reader in November 2006 at Harvest Fm where she later became a full time journalist.

Early the following year she acquired a position of a news editor and also anchored the current affairs program with her daily tasks that included news gathering, writing and editing and reading news.

From 2008- April 2011 she headed news department and it was in this position where the radio station was for the first time awarded an APRM gold award for the best local radio station on news and current affairs.

In July 2011 she moved to another radio station Tk FM where she worked as a news reader for seven months.

In March 2012 she shifted to print media and started by Freelancing with one of the local newspapers (Buy Rite newspaper) for few months before working as a senior reporter at Mountain Star newspaper for 9 months.

For a period of a year and 6months since 2014 she worked as a health and environmental reporter with Mosotho newspaper.

Currently she is a freelancer with one of the prominent local newspapers (Public Eye), reporting on environmental issues. She is a trained reporter on Climate Change reporting by ICFJ & AAP through a training workshop held in Ghana in 2012.

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