Kristin Palitza works as Africa correspondent for dpa, the German Press Agency. She also writes for Forbes Africa and Monocle, and has been published in the Guardian and TIME.

She lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, but regularly goes on assignment throughout the continent.

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Kristin Palitza arbeitet als Afrika-Korrespondentin für dpa, die Deutsche Presse Agentur. Sie schreibt außerdem für Forbes Africa und Monocle. Ihre Artikel wurden auch im Guardian und TIME Magazin veröffentlicht.

Sie lebt und arbeitet im südafrikanischen Kapstadt und reist regelmäßig auf dem Kontinent. 


+27 72 287 2202   kpalitza@gmail.com

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Tuesday
Jun032014

Wo der Mob regiert: Lynchjustiz in Südafrika

Stern | 31. Mai 2014

 Eine der höchsten Kriminalitätsraten weltweit und Behörden, die dem Problem nicht gewachsen sind: In Südafrika häufen sich Fälle von Selbstjustiz - und brutaler Gewalt.

Von Kristin Palitza, dpa

Auf den ersten Blick wirkt die sandige Brache vor dem Haus von Elizabeth Konogo eher unscheinbar. Doch es hat eine düstere Bewandtnis mit diesem Ort. "Das ist das Feld des Todes", sagt die 54-jährige Putzfrau beinahe lässig.

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Friday
Nov012013

A deadly game

dpa | 18 June 2014

The warning signs were there. Security for all public football viewing sites had been beefed up, but Boko Haram attacked once again killing many Nigerian fans, report Akanbi Thani and Kristin Palitza -

Kano, Nigeria (dpa) - Boko Haram had repeatedly warned that it would make World Cup public viewing centres targets. The group has struck on Tuesday night, as Brazil played Mexico, killing 14 football fans in the town of Damaturu, in northern Yobe State.

Even those who have been living under the threat of such attacks for years were shaken.

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Friday
May032013

Strive beyond $600 Million

FORBES Africa | 1 February 2014

Strive Masiyiwa wrote entrepreneurial history by beating the authorities and the odds to build a billion-dollar business spanning 17 countries over five continents. No wonder they call him the Bill Gates of Africa.

By Kristin Palitza

He is Africa’s king of telecommunications. He’s a frontrunner in fibre optics. And he operates the continent’s largest satellite communications business. Add fixed and enterprise networks to the mix and you get Econet, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world.

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Thursday
May022013

Books

A collection of articles and research documenting South Africa's political struggle against HIV/Aids and the role of the media therein. Kristin Palitza is the main editor of the book, published by Jacana in 2010.