Sahm Venter

SAHM VENTER was born in Johannesburg and worked as a journalist for more than twenty years, fourteen of which with the international news agency The Associated Press. Most of her reporting focused on covering the anti-apartheid struggle and South Africa’s transition to democracy.

Venter was a member of the editorial team for Nelson Mandela’s bestselling book Conversations with Myself. She has co-edited several books, including Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations, with Sello Hatang; 491 Days: Prisoner Number 1323/69 by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, with Swati Dlamini; and Something to Write Home About: Reflections from the Heart of History, with Claude Colart. She is currently the senior researcher at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Books by Sahm Venter