Writer, TV Producer & award-winning Journalist/Filmmaker. Short-listed for City Press Tafelberg 2012 inaugural book award. Knight Fellow who led a project to improve coverage of poverty and development issues in Ghana. Chief Executive of the "Keeper of the Kumm" project: A multimedia venture comprising a novel, films & musical theatre. Listed in the "Who's Who of Southern Africa". Founder of VIA, a media organisation that has spearheaded innovative international training initiatives. Formerly Coordinator: International Public Television, INPUT.
Writer, TV Producer and award-winning Journalist cum filmmaker.
Short listed for the City Press Tafelberg 2012 inaugural non-fiction book award. Co authored "A Writer's Last Word", a play about the late Richard Rive. It played to critical acclaim at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and the Baxter Theatre.
A Knight Fellow who led a project to improve coverage of poverty and development issues in Ghana. After only 18 months the Fellowship trainees scooped 11 of the annual Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) awards. The Journalist of the Year, Henry Kwaku Owusu Peprah, benefited more from her training opportunities than most. The two stories singled out by the judges were both "Hotline" documentaries. "Hotline", Ghana's first ever documentary slot, is a radio show she designed and conceived as part of the Fellowship. Also coached the GJA Awards runner-up, Mennasseh Azure Awuni who was nominated "most promising journalist". Osabutey Anny, a young man whom she mentored and trained to take over the project was awarded CNN 2012 Radio Journalist of the year for a "Hotline" piece.
Chief Executive of the "Keeper of the Kumm" project: A multimedia venture comprising a book, films & musical theatre. Tafelberg will publish the "Kumm" novel, a personal historical/ancestral journey, to coincide with 20 years of democracy in 2014. This year is also the bicentary of the ancestral figure central to the story.
Recently commissioned by the SABC to produce investigative documentaries: "Project Spear", a probe into the billions looted from state coffers in the dying days of the apartheid regime as well as a film on the neglected former MK cadres who live on the margins of society, "Roar Young Lions".
Listed in the "Who's Who of Southern Africa". Founder of VIA - Vision in Africa, a media organisation, that has spearheaded innovative international training initiatives.
External Proposal Reviewer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Member of the Advisory Board of "The Journal of African Cinemas".
In 2008, Chief Executive - International Public Television annual screening conference (INPUT). A landmark pan African event held in Johannesburg for 1,300 TV professionals and about 60 broadcasters from around the world.
As the Africa Director for the Thomson Foundation (UK) she was the lead trainer for the Foundation's first-ever documentary filmmaking course at Cardiff University. Brokered collaboration between the Thomson Foundation and key partners to launch the Africa Means Business (AMB) project. For over 40 years the Foundation has been at the forefront of global media training and development.
Served on the Selection Panel for the first intake of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in Africa.
In the early 90's, Vollenhoven was the Southern African Correspondent for the Swedish newspaper, Expressen, and was awarded Sweden's top journalism prize, one of many awards she received for her work.
She was the first Head of the SABC's Factual Genre when the Corporation's Content Hub was established.
For 10 years, Vollenhoven served as a Coordinator for the International Public Television (INPUT) organization.