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Mary Papayya’s Inspiring Journey in News | Women’s Month

Mary Papayya is a South African of Indian origin, who is a veteran editor well-known within South Africa’s news and media fraternity.

In this edition of Newsbreak podcast, she discusses her role in the media industry where she continues to bring equality to South Africa’s newsrooms. Papayya has three decades of media excellence under her belt remaining a newsroom leader. In this Women’s Month focus, Shanell Daniel speaks to the iconic woman, who is now the founder-editor of The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF).

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Veteran editor Mary Papayya of South Africa explains her role in the media industry where she continues to bring equality to South Africa’s newsrooms. | Find her on Twiter

Papayya explains her role in the media industry and what she hopes will be achieved through the media when it comes to gender-based violence.

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In other news, Sammy Nandlall is advocating for organ donation while she remains on the waiting list for a kidney transplant if a match is found in time, here’s her story.

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