Bateman Chris

Membership Number: SAF02656

Contact Details

Province:Western Cape
Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Newspapers, Public Relations, Trade Publications, Voice artists
Speciality:General, Travel, Health, Humanitarian, News, Politics, Columnist, Profiles, Science & Technology
Profession:Writer, Copywriter, Editor, Photojournalist, Journalist


Former News Editor of the South Medical Journal where he reported on health matters for the past decade, Chris Bateman also has 20 years of experience in newspapers where he covered the courts, crime, politics and became  a specialist township reporter during the ‘struggle years’. He is a first language Zulu speaker and was called upon to testify at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission where he was commended by Archbishop Tutu for exposing what is now known as the Guguletu 7 murders by police in the 1980s. He spent two years as London Correspondent for the South African Morning Group of Newspapers (1992/3) and in 2008 won the Cape Town Press Club's Senior Journalist of the Year award for a story on the potential collapse of rural health care delivery due to community service doctor shortages.  In the annual Discovery Health Journalism Awards he has won the Best Analysis and Commentary category five times and Best Trade Magazine category twice.  He edited and wrote the bulk of the copy for the Healthcare Gazette, which was launched by the SA Medical Associations' HMPG in 2014. An avid fly-fisherman, Chris is married to Suzanne Moore and they have two daughters born in 2008 and 2011. He's currently part of Discovery Health's writing team and  curates news daily for Alec Hogg's Biznews portal where he brings his unique experience to the popular Worldview column.

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