Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning Melbourne-based journalist for SBS World News. She reports for all SBS News platforms. Her reporting has seen her travel to South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. Additionally, she has exclusively interviewed some of Africa’s most prominent leaders, including Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama; Swaziland’s Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini; Africa’s first white leader in two decades, Zambian interim President Guy Scott; Seychelles President James Michel and Gambia’s Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy.
Santilla’s work in journalism has been recognised at the Victorian African Community Awards and at the Celebration of African Australians Awards. She is a four-time finalist for the United Nations Association of Australia awards.