Writing and Random Thoughts of a Journo working the beat in Africa
On completion of a postgraduate diploma in Photojournalism in 2001, George has lived and worked from the African Continent since 2004, first in Nairobi and currently in Cape Town, South Africa.
His journalistic experience extends to various mediums in the industry, including feature writing, documentary-making and photojournalism.
He has written features that vary from in-depth economic analysis for Business Day (South Africa) to socio-political commentary for New Internationalist Magazine (UK) and Geographical Magazine (UK).
Published photographic work includes work for the New York Times, Independent (UK), Observer (UK), Guardian, Grazia, Essence Magazine (US), L’Express (France), La Presse (Canada) among others worldwide.
Commissioned assignments included extensive work for a wide range of UN agencies such as UNAIDS, UN-WHO, UN-WFP and UN OCHA-Somalia among others and NGO’s such as the Clinton Foundation and Save the Children.
He has worked as a Reuters stringer in Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan as a photographer. He was the only foreign journalist to access front line conflict in both Kenya and South Sudan with both sets of widespread attention. Video footage shot in South Sudan was shown on most 24-hour news channel including but not exclusive to CNN, BBC and Al-Jareeza.
He has directed and produced a short 25 minute documentary ‘On the Frontline: South Africa’s Child Abuse Crisis.’