A b o u t

Journalist  Language Editor  Producer

Joshua Ziegbert Carstens was born on 26 October 1988 and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently a producer at two of the country's most influential radio stations, Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk.

He has previously worked as a journalist at Huisgenoot and You magazines, as well as the Sunday newspaper, Rapport. Joshua has also written for various publications and has produced, presented and directed several community radio inserts.

As a freelance language editor he was the chief language editor of two publications. Here is a link to the one publication that was distributed with the weekly magazine NewsNow / NuusNou: STELLENBOSCH MEDIA FORUM 2011

In 2010 he passed his BA-degree with a distinction from Stellenbosch University. His majors were Psychology, Afrikaans and Dutch and Theatre studies. In 2011 he finished the BPhil Honours degree in Journalism at Stellenbosch University.

This course covered all aspects of journalism: Newspaper and magazine writing and layout, television and radio journalism (includes editing and presenting), media research, media ethics, specialty journalism (science, health, court, tabloid, photojournalism, etc.), internet journalism (includes social media and website design), etc.

If I could have dinner with anyone it would be … Oprah Winfrey

I like to relax by… watching movies and series, reading and hanging out with friends.

Motto… Whether you say you can or you can’t, you’re right.

If I wasn't a journalist I’d be … probably either a clinical psychologist a teacher or an actor.

My pet peeve is … hypocritical people.

When I daydream I … go way-out and dream about being the most famous person in the world.

I really love it when … people succeed in life and still stay humble.

The best thing you can say to me is … “I am proud of you.” 

The biggest moment in my life thus far was ... seeing Oprah Winfrey.