Meet our Team

Patrick Conroy

Patrick Conroy is currently the Managing Director of Platco Digital the company behind South Africa’s fastest growing satellite TV service Openview HD. Previously he was the Managing Director all news operations at e.Sat TV (Pty) Ltd which produces the 24 hour news channel eNCA on DStv channel 403, eNCA.com, eNews Direct on e.tv and eNuus on kykNET. He also worked in radio (Talk Radio 702), print (London, Evening Standard) and advertising (The Jupiter Drawing Room, Cape Town). In 1996 he was the only South African journalist to cover the tragedies on Mount Everest whilst reporting live from the mountain for 702.

Life 03 Jun 2016 13:09 pm
Patrick Conroy looks back on his arrival home from his Everest assignment and finding a priceless photo.
Life 02 Jun 2016 12:44 pm
Patrick Conroy, sent to cover South Africa's first ever Everest expedition, remembers leaving Kathmandu in 1996 and the emotion that overwhelmed him.
Life 01 Jun 2016 11:00 am
On days 34 to 36 of Patrick Conroy's assignment to cover the first ever South African Everest expedition, the group treks from Namche to Lukla.
Life 29 May 2016 14:11 pm
Day 31 of Patrick Conroy's assignment to cover the first ever South African Everest expedition has the team preparing to dismantle camp and trek back down through the mountains.
Life 27 May 2016 13:29 pm
Day 29 of Patrick Conroy's assignment to cover the first ever South African Everest expedition brings a news blackout.
Life 26 May 2016 21:44 pm
Patrick Conroy was sent to Nepal to report on South Africa's first Everest expedition. Twenty years later he reflects on this memorable assignment.
Life 26 May 2016 09:50 am
Listen to Patrick Conroy speaking to Talk Radio 702's John Robbie about his Everest memories.
Life 23 May 2016 07:32 am
On day 25 of Patrick Conroy's assignment to cover the first ever South African Everest expedition, the team has further emergencies.
Life 21 May 2016 17:26 pm
On Day 24 of Patrick Conroy's assignment to cover the first ever South African Everest expedition, the team's camp is struck by an avalanche.
Life 20 May 2016 09:39 am
On Day 23 of Patrick Conroy's assignment to cover the first ever South African Everest expedition, Deshun Deysel's climb hits a snag.