Renee Horne has been a senior political journalist and war correspondent for over ten years. She has worked as a South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC is Africa’s largest broadcaster) television and radio senior political journalist and war correspondent interviewing prominent politicians such as South African Presidents Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Jacob Zuma, also Palestinian President Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres. She has covered socio-economic issues and political violence in KwaZulu-Natal and various parts of South Africa as well as reporting conflict riddled areas of Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Burundi. Recently she returned to South Africa writing a blog on the Socio-Economic issues surrounding the World Cup. She is currently a senior doctoral candidate and African politics and government teacher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She holds a BA (LAW) (HONS) and MA (Politics) from the UKZN and an Msc (International Relations) from SOAS. Her area of specialisation is Southern and Central African economic and political issues. She plans to turn her doctoral dissertation on South Africa’s economic policy Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) into a book which providing insights into the evolution of this economic policy, and the challenges that Multinationals and SME companies face with the policy. She has recently worked on the Trade Flows project on South Africa and provided insights into economic development issues within southern Africa for a Delta 'Impact of Global Recession' project.
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