Calling Melini Moses an accomplished radio journalist doesn’t seem sufficient. As the recipient of the 2011 CNN Multichoice journalist of the year award in the radio general news category, the 2011 National Press Club journalist of the year for radio and the 2009 Gauteng Vodacom journalist of the year in the radio feature category, she is living up to her lifelong ambition of telling stories that would otherwise go unnoticed. From covering famine in Somalia to crime and corruption in all its forms, it is easy to see why Moses was one of two journalists in Africa to be awarded a 2012 World Press Institute fellowship. Her current position as senior specialist reporter and freelance news anchor for SAfm has taught her to embrace technology and think more creatively when creating stories. Living by the motto, “To whom much is given, much is expected”, she has learned to work hard to achieve her goals and appreciate the rewards.
— Amanda Strydom