Adriaan Basson


Birthday December 30, 1980

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace South Africa

Age 42 years old

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Investigative journalist who began writing for The Mail and The Guardian in 2007, and became the editor-in-chief of News24 in 2016. In 2012, he won the CNN African Journalist of the Year print award.

Before Fame

He studied at Stellenbosch University, where he was made head editor of the campus publication Die Matie. He graduated in 2002 with a bachelor of arts. 


He wrote the books "Finish & Klaar: Selebi's Fall from Interpol to the Underworld" in 2010 and "Enemy of the People: How Jacob Zuma Stole South Africa and how the People Fought Back" in 2017. 

Family Life

He married radio producer Cecile Basson. 

Associated With

Helen Zille is also a well-known journalist from South Africa.