Training and media history

Training history


Janine Lazarus provides training throughout 20 countries on the African continent. Her experience includes:

  • Holding the position of preferred Media Trainer for a British-head quartered bank’s offices in Africa. Her services where utilised in branches across various countries, inclusive of Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Facilitating comprehensive Customer Service Communications and Call Centre Training programmes across Africa.
  • Establishing and working as a consultant editor in national and community newsrooms in Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Lesotho.
  • Providing Strategic CommunicationsTraining in Zanzibar and Ethiopia.


  • Janine’s extensive international experience stems from her travels and work in Karachi in Pakistan, London and Manchester in the UK, Beirut in Lebanon, as well as in Dubai.
  • She is invited on a regular basis to participate in various conferences as a panellist, keynote speaker and/or workshop facilitator. She also frequently debates topical issues on radio talk shows.

Media history

Janine has held various positions in the media, including:

  • General news reporter at The Citizen newspaper
  • The Sunday Times crime reporter
  • Head of the Crime Desk and investigative journalist at the Sunday Star newspaper
  • Investigative journalist at The Saturday Star
  • National Course Director of Journalism at Damelin College
  • Journalism lecturer at Boston College and Varsity College
  • Senior Facilitator for The Institute for the Advancement of Journalism
  • Johannesburg Bureau Chief of Fair Lady Magazine
  • Weekly talk radio show anchor: The Janine Lazarus Report on Radio 702
  • Head of Research for MNET's Criminal Minds series, anchored by Malcolm Gooding
  • Co-anchor of SABC 2's Crime Files series (1992)
  • Researcher/associate producer for Britain's Channel 4, Granada Television and the BBC (Janine still works on a project basis for these networks)
  • Ulster Television in Belfast, Ireland
  • Her stories have also been published in various magazines as a freelance magazine journalist

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