Karima Brown Wiki – Karima Brown Biography
Karima Brown Semaar was a veteran journalist and political analyst who reportedly passed away at age 53 from COVID-19. In a career that saw her occupy several important positions in the SA media, Brown was never far from controversy. But she wasn’t afraid of him either. In her death, even her detractors pay tribute to one of the strongest voices in the South African media.
Ella Karima was born in Cape Town in 1967. By most accounts of her, she didn’t have so much a “political awakening” as she grew up with politics already flowing through her veins. Her father, Achmat Seminar, was a respected Mitchell’s Plain community leader and ANC activist. Brown followed in her footsteps as a youth activist and was active in the Cape Youth Congress (Cayco) in the 1980s as a student at the University of the Western Cape. When the South African Student Congress (Sasco) was formed, she was part of the Western Cape leadership group.
Karima Brown Age
Karima Brown was 53 years old.
Karima Brown Journalism
Karima Brown was always more than a journalist. Her outspokenness ensured that she became history herself multiple times in a tumultuous career. In more than one case, she seemed to pay the price of being a very confident woman in a society that still mistrusts such figures. But she Brown would never allow criticism, from the public, colleagues in the media or the government, to silence her voice. She remained to the last indefatigable and impossible to ignore.
Brown held some of the top positions in the South African media throughout a career that took off in the early 1990s. Among them was Business Day’s political editor, hosting the Karima Brown Show in 702, launching Forbes Women Africa and serving as Group Executive Editor at Independent Media. At the time of her death, Brown was hosting a current affairs show on eNCA called The Fix.
Cause of death – Tributes
Veteran journalist and political analyst Karima Brown have died at the age of 53. In a career that saw her occupy several important positions in the SA media, Brown was never far from controversy. But she wasn’t afraid of him either. In her death, even her detractors pay tribute to one of the strongest voices in the South African media.
Although Brown’s journalistic legacy is undeniably complex, she will be remembered as someone who was utterly fearless in keeping politicians’ feet on fire when she believed they were guilty of wrongdoing. Some came to enjoy the challenge; Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula tweeted that he found Brown’s passing “heartbreaking” and would miss her “solid commitments”.
Fisher says Brown’s political activism always influenced her journalism, and she “never hid her political leanings” from her.
“I’ve known her since she was a youth activist, and she was always questioning everything,” veteran media figure Ryland Fisher told the Daily Maverick on Thursday, March 4, 2021, after news broke of Brown’s passing. “That is a good attribute to have if you want to be a journalist, and she incorporated it into her journalism.”