About Beauregard Tromp
Beauregard Tromp is a journalist who has covered conflicts and wars in countries including Burundi, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt and his native South Africa. A 2013 Nieman Fellow, Tromp is a past winner of African Journalist of the Year as well as South African Journalist of the Year. A visiting Knight Professor at the University of Miami, he helped lead a team of multimedia journalists documenting 20 years of democracy in South Africa. More recently he was singled out for his coverage of xenophobic violence in South Africa, where he produced a series detailing the historical and contemporary social events leading up to the brutal killing of a Mozambican national. He is currently working with the 19 Million Project to identify innovative, tangible interventions to assist with the migrant ‘crisis’. Tromp is the co-author of the bestselling biography of iconic freedom fighter Chris Hani. Reporting for both newspapers and television, his work has appeared in Independent Newspapers titles, the pan-African e-news Africa television station and he is currently the news editor of the Mail & Guardian in South Africa.