SummaryAmina Frense is a South African born journalist whose claim to fame has been as associate producer for the film Mandela. The film has been recognised a true depiction of th life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. She currently holds a position as the Regional Convenor on the council for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ).
Amina Frense is a television broadcast journalist and editor. She is currently based in Northcliff Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a vey busy woman and trackin her down is extremely difficult, bordering on being impossible. As busy as she already is, she still finds time to break away and visit other countries or cover various aspcts of events which occur there, for example she was in Lesotho this past weekend.
Amina Frense is currently the Project Manager at the South African Broadcasting Association (SABA) (1). Before this she was a part of the SABC since 1994 (2) holding many senior editorial positions in its New division after covering SA's first democratic elections (3). In her time she has worked in many countries abroad as a producer and a foreign correspondent, including German Television ZF, WDR and others (3). Amina Frense has been active in MISA in various capacities which include two past NGC chairperson positions as well as member of the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) Executive Council Committee (1). Frense is the Gauteng Regional Convenor on the council of South Africa Editors Forum (SANEF), she was elected into office on the 10th of July 2006. Frense is also a member of the South African Editor's forum and Board of Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) (4)(1).
Recognitions and awards
Amina Frense was the associate producer of the 1997 film Mandela which was based on the life of former president Nelson Mandela. This project has since been referred to as the film portrait of Nelson Mandela. She currently holds the prestigious position of Director of Special News Services in the South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC).
Other professional activitiesAmina Frense has written two books under the pseudonym Acropolr Belfond, one named "Mandela: Le portrait autorisé" and the other named "Mandela: Son of Africa, Father of a Nation".She is a general board member of the South African Centre for Mission and Exploited Children (SACMEC) (2).