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Shanthini Naidoo


South African writer, content strategist, former Sunday Times journalist. Author of Women in Solitary (T&F, UK. Tafelberg, SA. Epo, Belgium. Just World Books, USA)

Biography

An established South African writer and content strategist, with 19 years of media and management experience. My first book, Women In Solitary: Inside the Female Resistance to Apartheid, is published by Tafelberg (SA, 2020), Just World Books (USA, 2021) and EPO (Belgium, 2021).

Skilled in storytelling, thought-leadership, editing and content production; including video, podcasts and webinars.

Currently part of the award-winning marketing team at Discovery Limited, as a Content Specialist in wellness, shared-value, CSI and innovation. My role is based on content strategy, execution and amplification.

In my 16-year career as a features and news journalist, I worked as a journalist and columnist in the Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal bureaus of the Sunday Times, The Times and O, the Oprah magazine.

My interests include social justice, health and wellness. I also have experience in business, human interest, science and legal reporting. My passions extend to travel and food reviewing.

My digital media experience included managing and producing content for timeslive.co.za, and engagement with readers on social media platforms.

My management experience includes editing and production of the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine, as well as three years as the news editor and features editor on The Times national daily newspaper.

As news editor, my team consisted of 15 highly-skilled journalists based in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. My duties included keeping abreast of international and local news across all spectrums: including business, politics and breaking hard news. I also produced a national daily diary and managed the production process of the newspaper and digital content, in addition to managing dynamic personalities.

I have worked in advertising, particularly native and advertorial production and content placement strategy.

A combination of these skillsets has enabled me to facilitate corporate media training.

Education

    University of the Witwatersrand, Journalism Masters

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Journalism and Media Studies

Websites

Books

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 Featured Title - Naidoo - WOMEN IN SOLITARY - 1st Edition book cover

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Belgian Translation of Women in Solitary

By: Shanthini Naidoo

14 oktober 1969. Het Zuid-Afrikaanse apartheidsregime start een proces tegen twee├źntwintig activisten wegens het overtreden van de zogenaamde Wet op de Onderdrukking van het Communisme. Met Nomzamo Winnie MandelaMartha DhlaminiThokozile MngomaRita NdzangaNondwe MankahlaJoyce Sikhakhane en Shanthie Naidoo zitten daar ook zeven vrouwen tussen. Zeven moeders, echtgenotes, dochters en/of zusters. In de lange aanloop naar het proces sluit het regime hen tot twee jaar op in Pretoria Central Prison. Ze belanden in isoleercellen van anderhalve meter op vier. Ze zien hoe hun kameraden naar de galg worden gebracht. Ze worden gemarteld. En toch breken de zeven niet: ze houden de lippen stijf op elkaar. In de apartheidsstrijd kreeg de vrouw een heel andere rol toebedeeld dan de man, zoals dat gebeurde in de rest van de geschiedenis. Het regime pakte hen dan ook extra hard aan en gebruikte hun gender tegen hen, als een aanvullend wapen. Daarover gaat dit beklijvende staaltje literaire non-fictie.

Uit het Engels vertaald door Tineke Jager. Originele titel: Women in Solitary. Inside the female resistance to apartheid, Tafelberg, 2020