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Devi Sankaree Govender
Devi Sankaree Govender
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Category:
Speaker, MC
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Journalist,MC,Presenter,TV & Radio,Womens Interest
Profile:
Devi's passion for investigative stories has seen her work on many stories which went on to make headlines. These include: investigations into corruption at the Medical University of South Africa, the Eastern Cape's health crises, Robert Mugabe's 'Operation Murumbatsvina' campaign, baggage theft at Oliver Tambo Airport, the 'racist' University of the Free State DVD and dangerous home abortions. Devi's penchant for 'trouble' has also resulted in her and the Carte Blanche crew finding themselves in some hairy situations including: being assaulted while working on a story about the 'Gum Tree Gang,' a band of appliance repairmen in Durban, being locked up in a garage on the campus of the Medical University of South Africa and almost being run over by a Metro cop!

Devi's work in print was taken a step further when, in 2004, she won the prestigious British Council scholarship for creative writing.

After completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and an MBA through the University of Natal, Devi initiated her own corporate communications company.

But, besides her work on Carte Blanche, Devi, who lives in Johannesburg is inherently still a wife ... and mum to two young children.
Devi's passion for investigative stories has seen her work on many stories which went on to make headlines. These include: investigations into corruption at the Medical University of South Africa, the Eastern Cape's health crises, Robert Mugabe's 'Operation Murumbatsvina' campaign, baggage theft at Oliver Tambo Airport, the 'racist' University of the Free State DVD and dangerous home abortions. Devi's penchant for 'trouble' has also resulted in her and the
Synopsis:
  • “The Day I Chose Me!”
Four years ago Devi received the news that she was pre-hypertensive.  Hardly surprising when this award-winning investigative television journalist also doubled up as a wife and mother to two young children.  The news set in motion a series of events …. false starts and stops……an unexpected meeting with Huffington Post founder, Ariana Huffington …. It all culminated in a blog which went viral  – much to Devi’s surprise. 

In this hilarious, yet touching talk, Devi talks about her constant fight with finding “balance” and how she has learnt to finally put herself on top of her list while chasing crooks on TV.

This one-hour talk, which includes a 15 minute Q and A, is suitable for a mixed-gender audience and includes tips on how to stay sane, brilliant and dazzling, in a world which doesn’t stop to breathe.
 
  • “How to catch a crook …. in heels!”
Devi is an award-winning investigative journalist who has spent the past 25 years in the media.  For the past 16 years, Devi, an MBA graduate, has focussed her efforts at Carte Blanche, South Africa’s leading current affairs television programme, gaining a reputation for being fearless (despite being in numerous life-threatening situations) in exposing corruption wherever it may exist. 
In this hilarious, yet motivational talk focuses on Devi's early life in KZN,  and a behind-the-scenes look at her work on Carte Blanche.
  • “The Day I Chose Me!”
Four years ago Devi received the news that she was pre-hypertensive.  Hardly surprising when this award-winn
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