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Buchule Raba

Nickname: 'B'

Johannesburg based Journalist

Born 26-10-1987 in Alice South Africa

Journalist - South Africa. I also specialize in development of online media properties, including marketing websites, growing Facebook business pages, Twitter Accounts... Strategic online marketing consultations and promotions.

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Business Address

Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2092

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Current Position(s)

Reporter | TMG Digital News | TIMES MEDIA GROUP
Johannesburg, South Africa | May 2016 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Reporter | Sunday World | TIMES MEDIA GROUP LTD
Johannesburg, South Africa | September 2014 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Publisher | Swagg Online | Swagg Online Kulcha Magazine
Johannesburg, South Africa | August 2013 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Consulting publisher of Swagg Online -

SAMA 20 JUDGE | South African Music Awards | RISA
Johannesburg, South Africa | November 2013 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Judging the Best Collaboration of the year category for the MTN South African Music Awards.

Freelance Photograher (On-call) | Independent Photographer | Drum Magazine
Johannesburg, South Africa | August 2012 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Drum Magazine calls me on duty on part-time basis, when and if they need my services.

Publisher | Entertainment | GoXtra News
Johannesburg South, South Africa | 2010 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

I am the managing editor/publisher of GoXtra News - making sure the online publication runs smooth, marketing, proofreading, legalities are adhered to, distribution, targets are all met and the vision, mission and values are being followed by all our contributing writers including policies.

Previous Position(s)

Reporter | Sunday World | TIMES MEDIA GROUP LTD
Johannesburg, South Africa | September 2014 - April 2016

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Founder/Publisher | Editorial | GoDaily News
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2013 - May 2014

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

I am the CEO and founder of GoDaily News, a division of GoXtra News but owned independently 100 percent out of the GoXtra News business partners.

Publisher | Content Development | eNitiate Integrated Solutions
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2012 - April 2014

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Head of publishing, social network anaylisis, social network page management and development. Exchange of digital development ideas within the company.

Celebrity Journalist | Entertainment | Mdantsane Fm
East London, South Africa | December 2011 - January 2013

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

I broadcasted celebrity news via the telephone for the local community radio station... Dish out and give analysis of locally television on their breakfast show B2B.

Producer | Xhosa | 104 FM Radio Tygerberg
Cape Town, South Africa | 2010 - 2011

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Producer of Arise and Shine an early morning gospel show at Cape Town's number one Christian radio station. Dealt with content from: Sport, weather, variety of topics and background research on biblical topics concerning the target listeners.

Educational history


Independent Institute of Education

Cape Town, South Africa | 2009 - 2011

Journalism - Print, Online and Broadcast (News)


media exposure

Mzansi Magic | 2013

Appeared on a Cameo Role as a Journalist on Zabalaza- as Thabang Maake.

Vuzu TV, Drum Magazine, Sunday Sun | 2012

Photo-Journalist pictures featured on Vuzu TV, Drum Magazine & Sunday Sun

Academic Achievements

Diploma In Journalism (Distinction) | 2011

Other Achievements

3 year Certificate of successfully completing peer education | 2007

In 2007 I was awarded the certificate for successfully completing peer education that took 3 years.
Key points:

Certificate of Excellence in Peer Education | 2005

Generation of Leaders Discovered was the reason I was discovered to attend the workshop for 3 years and young leaders were thought through activities about challenges that face South African youth, including teen pregnancy to name just one example.

Certificate of positive lifestyle | 2003

Being among the peers that held a positive life style within the organizations activities and youth workshops I was awarded the certificate.

Certificate of Youth Leadership (2005 - City of Cape Town) | 2005

The Youth Leadership program was held in 2005 by the City of Cape Town where youth participated in a number of leadership activities, development was among those activities.


Vivienne Jane (Former lecture)

""Buchule was a Media and Journalism student at the Independent Institute of Education who excelled in his work and as editor of the campus magazine. During that time, he was also a freelance co-host and producer at Arise & Shine at Radio Tygerberg. He had already created his own blog as a student and now has his own web-site and an online magazine.

His articles and photographs of celebrities not only grace his own sites but have also been used by established media such as Drum magazine. He is an entrepreneur who creates opportunities and throws himself into projects with enthusiasm.

These days, when I see Buchule on campus it is when he has accepted my invitation of being a guest speaker to my Media and Journalism students." -
" - 2012

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