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eNCA announces premiere of new show, Outside Eye

Posted on: Mon 08 Apr 2013

As a dynamic country characterised by a series of controversial political, economic and social events, South Africa has always captured the world’s attention. The country’s international image is always under international scrutiny. After years of isolation, our first ever democratic elections confirmed our membership among the countries of the free world. The 2010 FIFA World Cup, our non-permanent stints on the United Nations Security Council and increased foreign investment have since elevated our status as an integral part of the international community.

However, the price of global prominence is often fierce international criticism and in recent years South Africa has had its fair share of negative publicity.

eNCA’s Outside Eye is a current affairs program which will take a weekly look at how the world sees South Africa and why we should care. Anchored by Nkepile Mabuse, Outside Eye will feature prominent international thinkers and interrogate global perspectives on South Africa's internal discourse - the good and the bad.

“We are delighted to have Nkepile back in the fold," says Debbie Meyer, Executive Producer of Current Affairs at eNCA.  "She is a well respected journalist and will bring a fresh perspective to our news by interrogating how the rest of the world is reporting on South Africa.”

Outside Eye premiers on Wednesday, 20 February on eNCA (DStv Channel 403) and in the United Kingdom on the SKY Digital Satellite Platform Channel 517 at 8:45PM.

About Nkepile Mabuse

Prior to joining CNN in 2008 as a correspondent, Nkepile covered a wide range of domestic and international stories during her career, working as a producer, researcher and reporter in various roles at

Nkepile’s numerous career highlights include covering the London bombings in 2005, her extensive reporting on the crisis in Zimbabwe as well as President’s Obama’s election victory from his father’s home village of Kogelo in Kenya.  

She also reported from the historic peace agreement between North and South Sudan in 2005, becoming one of the last journalists to speak to rebel leader and then head of SPLM (Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement) John Garang, who was killed in a plane crash that year just weeks after becoming the country’s first vice president.

She has also conducted  other high profile interviews with former UK Prime Minister  Gordon Brown, Former US President Jimmy Carter, Former Somali president Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, South African President  Jacob Zuma, Former President of Ghana John Kufuor and Former Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra.

This anchor is an award-winning correspondent who has gained recognition for her achievements as a category winner of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards and receiving merit in the Vodacom Journalist of the Year award in the ‘Editor’s Choice’ category.

Nkepile studied a National Diploma in Civil Engineering at Wits Technikon College in Johannesburg.

Outside Eye - Episode 1
TX:  Wednesday, 20 February at 8:45PM

Last year Time Magazine labelled him one of the world’s 100 most influential people. Big brands rushed to be associated with paralympic poster boy, Oscar Pistorius.

With every achievement the 8 time Paralympics medal winner, flew the South African flag high. Today he stands accused of premeditated murder for allegedly killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  Around the world Pistorius is already being branded a fallen hero. Hundreds of foreign journalists have descended on South Africa to report on the twists and turns of his spectacular fall from grace.

This week Outside Eye looks at his contribution in boosting the country’s international image and the impact this murder charge will ultimately have on brand South Africa.
Repeat broadcasts: 
Thursdays at 7:45AM and 3:45PM
Fridays at 5:45PM
Saturdays at 12:45PM
Sundays at 7:45PM