Deshnee Naidoo

Deshnee Naidoo

Freedom and the truth have always been great motivators in my life. I hold the belief that if you speak the truth, no matter what, you are doing the right thing.

In turn, this will lead to a freedom of the mind and soul . . .

I prefer writing long-form stories instead of short, action-packed, forgotten-in-five-minutes pieces for newspapers. I’m not afraid of laborious tasks like transcribing interviews – in fact, I rather enjoy it – and have always been a great reader. One of my goals is to be a novelist. Taking all this into consideration, I decided Roving Reporters was a good place for me to serve my internship.

Roving Reporters’ recommended reading list sparked my curiosity so much that I’ve decided to finally tackle ‘Crime and Punishment’. I have been putting it off for years because I believed that I was not mature enough for it. Now, I think the time has come for me to read it.

Following her six month work-integrated learning internship with Roving Reporters, Deshnee graduated with a Diploma in Journalism in 2014.

Click here to read highlights of  Deshnee’s Roving Reporters experience.

Deshnee Naidoo contemplates the slippery slope out of Kennedy Road shack settlement after several hours spent researching the life of truck driver, Sanele May, who was behind the wheels of a truck the fateful 2013 Fields Hill crash. PHOTO: FRED KOCKOTT


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