She is a seasoned journalist and media practitioner across multiple platforms. She began her career in print media at age 17; and then moved on to explore the TV industry where she worked as a television production manager, scriptwriter, publicist, producer/director, language advisor/trainer and researcher, with some of her work being showcased on SABC, M-Net, Channel 4(UK).
She holds a BA Honours in Journalism and Media studies (University of Witwatersrand) and is currently completing a Master’s Degree research in Media Convergence (Atlantic International University – USA). As one of the Executive Editors at Sowetan, in charge of gender issues, she was part of the group that founded Sowetan Women’s Club, empowering over 30 000 women small entrepreneurs throughout South Africa and increased female readership 10-fold.
She was editor of REAL (Media24) that created a platform of healing for women. She then joined Mail & Guardian where she was education editor of The Teacher, and has contributed at New Age, True Love, City Press, St.
Petersburg Times (USA) and many others. She is an honoured journalism fellow – Foster Davis Fellowships for African Journalists ( Florida USA); The Kaiser Media Fellowships( Florida USA); ALFRED FRIENDLY PRESS FELLOWSHIP(Washington DC – USA); Helen Baldwin Fellow (New York USA); United Nations Journalism Fellowship for Senior Journalists/Editors (Geneva SWITZERLAND). She has lectured at different institutions including at the Media24 Journalism Institute. Phindile continues to freelance and consult in the media.