iNtatheli, meaning journalist or storyteller in isiZulu, is the brainchild of journalists Dianne Hawker and Candice Bailey, who collectively have close to 30 years of experience in newspapers, online and broadcast media. It was conceptualised in 2015 to provide an array of media services with a particular focus on media training, and digital content.
iNtatheli hopes to be among the continent’s leading visual storytellers, chronicling the experiences and lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. The media training element is designed to fill the skills gap in newsrooms and among communicators, researchers and non-governmental organisations.

Dianne Hawker


Dianne has worked as a specialist legal and multimedia reporter for the majority of her career. She is a published author, having completed her book, How to Steal a Gold Mine, in 2022. The book is a detailed look at one of South Africa's most significant private-sector fraud scandals. She has been the Head of News at POWER 98.7, a Johannesburg-based radio station and led the team which launched Newzroom Africa, South Africa’s newest 24-hour television news offering. She is a contributor to Daily Maverick, Kaya News and TRT World.
She is a multimedia journalist and prides herself on creating compelling video content for an international audience.

Candice Bailey


Dr Candice Bailey has been in the media industry for more than 20 years and is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand under the SA UK Bilateral Chair in Political Theory. She focuses on democracy, citizenship and participation. She is also at The Conversation Africa - a pan-African news analysis website dedicated to adequately translating, promoting and explaining the work of academics to the general public. As the strategic initiatives editor she runs the science communication training arm and manages dialogues and special projects. She has been a senior investigative reporter in the newsrooms of several weekly and daily national newspapers - notably the Sunday Independent, the Johannesburg Star newspaper and The Sunday Times.