Johannesburg 28 – 30 November 2005
Grahamstown 23 November 2005
Stellenbosch 25 November 2005


Scottish-born Duncan Campbell is an investigative journalist, author,
consultant and television producer specialising in privacy, civil
liberties and secrecy issues. His best-known investigations have led to
major legal clashes with successive British governments. In 1976, he
was the first journalist to reveal the existence of the global British
spying agency GCHQ.

In November 2004, Stephen Grey broke the world exclusive story of the
flights of a secret CIA fleet of jets used to take prisoners to Middle
Eastern countries where torture is route. Stephen previously worked as
a consultant to CBS Television’s 60 Minutes and ABC News, New York, he
is a foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times, London and a
contributor to The Times, The Times Magazine, the New Statesman, the
Independent, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Evening Standard, Newsweek and
the Atlantic Monthly.

Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London,
MacFadyen is an investigative journalist whose work has been
extensively broadcast and published.

South African-born David Fanning moved to the US in 1993 where he
eventually joined the WGBH/Boston to start the international
documentary series, World. As executive producer, he has produced and
presented over 50 films for PBS in five years. He is the creator and
executive producer of FRONTLINE, the only regularly scheduled public
affairs documentary series on television in America. The series has won
all of the major awards for broadcast journalism.

MICHAEL GILLARD: British journalist Michael Gillard has
broken major stories on sweated and child labour and is a recognised
authority on financial crime. He has written for the Observer, the
Guardian, ITV, and the NY Times and is presently at Private Eye and the
Mail on Sunday.

MARCELLO MOSSE: A Mozambican journalist with more than 15
year experience in investigative journalism, Mosse is currently the
Executive Director of the Mozambican Centre for Public Integrity. Mosse
has worked for the Institute for Security Studies (South Africa) on
publications such as “Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundry in
Mozambique”. He is co-author of the biography of Carlos Cardoso, with
whom he worked for many years and who was assassinated in November
2000. Mosse has won several prizes of excellence in journalism in

DUMISANI MULEYA: Zimbabwe-born Dumisani Muleya is the
inaugural winner of the Speaker Abbot Award in Britain for his
investigative journalism as a reporter with the Harare-based
Independent newspaper. He has worked at the Independent since 1997 and
is presently news editor.


ANTON HARBER: Harber was appointed Caxton Professor of
Journalism and Media Studies at Wits University in 2001. Harber has a
long career in journalism, media management and the training of
journalists. He was a founding member of the Weekly Mail. In his
capacity as co-editor, and later editor of The Weekly Mail (now Mail
& Guardian), he was prosecuted numerous times under the State of
Emergency and served with a personal restriction order. He was
co-editor when the paper was closed by the government in 1988. Harber
is a joint winner of the Pringle Award, the premier South African award
for contributions to press freedom.

JACOB NTHANGASE: Jacob Nthangase is the Executive Director
of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IJA). Nthangase
started working in media and development communications as early as
1995. He has worked as a producer for the BBC Radio English Direct
project, managed Durban Youth Radio and worked as a researcher and
assistant producer with Tekweweni Television cc on a documentary.
Nthangase has done capacity building and training consultancy in
Zambia, Zimbabwe and for the Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa
(Niza) as well as the Danish school of journalism and for the Manipal
Institute for Communication in India.

WISANI WA KA NGOBENI: Wisani wa ka Ngobeni is an
award-winning investigative journalist. He is currently Investigations
Editor at the Sunday Times. Prior to this, he was Associate Editor at
the Mail & Guardian. His work at the Mail & Guardian earned him
numerous journalism awards including the SA Story of the Year in the
2004, Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards and the MKO Abiola print
journalism category in the CNN Journalist of the Year.

JUSTINE WHITE: Justine White is a director of Mukwevho
Mkhabela Adekeye Inc., a Black Empowerment law firm. White advises a
range of telecommunications and broadcasting clients on various
regulatory matters. She is also the Webber Wentzel Bowens visiting
senior fellow of Communications Law at the Mandela Institute of the
School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand where she teaches
Media Law, Telecommunications Law, Broadcasting Law and Space and
Satellite Law.

CLLR HAZEL JENKINS: A teacher by profession, Jenkins is the
executive mayor of the Bokaroo District Muncipality. She is currently
serving her second term as Deputy Chairperson of the South African
Local Government Association (SALGA). She has been an active member in
the liberation struggle and has played a prominent role in advocating
women’s development in South Africa. Jenkins has held key positions
within the local government sector and the political movement.

BUKS VILJOEN: Winner of the 2004 Nat Nakasa award for
courageous journalism, Buks Viljoen began his journalistic career in
1984 at the Middelburg Observer. He then moved on to the Laevelder. In
his 14 year stint there, Viljoen occupied the positions of Business
Editor and Deputy Editor at the Laeveld Boer and the Mpumalanga News
respectively. He is currently working at the Beeld Lowveld

VERNE HARRIS: Verne Harris is project manager for the
Centre of Memory at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He has served on the
executive committee of the Freedom of Expression Institute since 2002.
Harris participated in a number of key processes leading to the
transformation of South Africa’s apartheid public records system. From
1997 to 1998 he was a member of the Truth and Reconciliation
Commission’s investigative team and was responsible for investigating
the destruction of records by the apartheid state.

AYESHA KAJEE: Researcher for Democracy and Political Party
Systems at the Southern African Institute for International Affairs,
Kajee’s focus is on education, gender, entrepreneurship, microfinance,
ecotourism and politics. She is especially interested in corruption
issues and in innovative initiatives that drive economic growth. She is
devoted to capacity building efforts and has experience as a trainer
and facilitator in various spheres, having designed and run workshops
and seminars for government and civil society. Kajee is a board member
of Transparency International’s South Africa chapter.

HENNIE VAN VUUREN: Hennie van Vuuren is a senior researcher
with a focus on anti-corruption strategies based at the Institute for
Security Studies (ISS) in Cape Town. His area of focus is on South and
Southern Africa. Before joining the ISS in 2002 he was employed as a
programme officer at the Transparency International secretariat in
Berlin, Germany.

ANDILE SOKOMANI: Andile Sokomani is a researcher for the
Organised Crime and Corruption Programme at the Institute for Security
Studies in Cape Town. He is, among other things, responsible for the
implementations of a project on monitoring the private funding of
political parties in South Africa.

SHAMEELA SEEDAT: Shaamela Seedat has extensive experience
in legal and policy issues within South Africa and international
contexts. She has worked at the Constitutional Court, the Land Claims
Court and at a Cape Town based law firm. In New York, she was employed
as a legal consultant for Unifem. Seedat is currently the legislation
analyst at IDASA and is based in the Political Information and
Monitoring Service.

BIRGIT SCHWARZ: German-born Birgit Schwarz was appointed
coordinator for the Investigative Journalism Workshop with the
Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Witwatersrand University
in November 2005. Schwarz started her career in radio journalism. She
has held positions as editor, host, reporter and foreign correspondent
with Germany’s biggest public broadcaster, opened and managed the first
dpa (Germany’s major wire service) office in South Korea during
troubled times; worked as an investigative reporter for Die Zeit and as
Asia editor for Der Spiegel, Europe’s major investigative news
magazine. She came to South Africa in 1997 as Der Spiegel’s Africa
Correspondent. She has covered major crises and wars and compiled a
number of investigative reports. In 1996 she was awarded the Deutsche

MONDLI MAKHANYA: Mondli Makhanya has been the editor of the
Sunday Times since 2004. He began his career on the Weekly Mail in
1990. He covered political violence, the transition to democracy and
the elections of 1994. In 1995 he joined The Star as political writer
before being promoted to Deputy News editor and Executive Editor. He
served as the Sunday Times political editor until he was appointed
editor of the Mail & Guardian in October 2003. He has addressed
conferences and seminars on South African media and democracy and is a
regular commentator on South African affairs in local and international

JUSTIN ARENSTEIN: Justin Arenstein is founder of the
pioneering rural investigative news agency, African Eye News Service
(AENS). His award-winning investigations have toppled two provincial
governments, ousted 10 senior politicians and one ambassador from
public office, and prompted the dismantling of six provincial
parastatals. He currently trains rural journalists, and is spearheading
the establishment of the Associated Independent Reporters for South
African grassroots newspapers and the forum for African Investigative
Reporters for better transnational media cooperation.

SAM SOLE: Sam Sole has been a journalist for 20 years.
Sole’s work has focused on exposing the ‘hidden hand’ of the state,
both during the apartheid era and since1994. His first major
investigation related to circumstances surrounding the Goniwe murders
and the activities of the so-called Hammer Unit, a Citizen Force
special unit used for undercover military operations in the Eastern
Cape. In late 1994 and 1995 Sole and veteran journalist Jean Le May
broke the story of the existence of South Africa’s Chemical and
Biological Warfare programme and the role of Dr Wouter Basson in it. In
2003, he won the Vodacom Journalist of the Year award for breaking the
story of the Scorpions investigation of then Deputy President Jacob
Zuma. In the same year Sole won the Mondi award for Investigative
Journalism with colleague Stefaans Brummer. Sole and Brummer worked
together on the Oilgate expose of 2005.