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Marlan Padayachee (International Journalism 1989) is based in Dawncliffe Westville. He is currently the Publishing Editor of GreenGold Media.

About me:

I have been a professional journalist and photojournalist for over 30 years, as well as a travel writer and media strategist. After my postgraduate degree at City, I was selected as a British Council Fellow for my contribution to progressive media under apartheid. I returned to South Africa to work on major print publications and national Sunday newspapers.

Since 2000 I have been a board member of the RK Khan Hospital. I became a life member of the Global Organisation of People of India Origin, New York in June 2015, and I received a Lifetime Achiever Award for commitment to the Indian Diaspora in South Africa and Abroad. I continue to write opinion-editorial commentary in leading newspapers and comment regularly on social media, mainly Facebook.

Why I am an ambassador:

I want to use my skills, experience, expertise and networking capacity to give back to the newly-merged City University of London. I want to also contribute to enhancing the institution’s reputation, legacy and credibility in academic excellence in addition to connecting alumni in the UK, Europe, Africa and internationally.

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