Crystal Orderson is from Mitchell’s Plain in Cape Town, South Africa, and has been one of the foremost journalists in post-apartheid South Africa.
Ordeson currently works at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as a senior political journalist, covering issues in West Africa.
She started at the SABC in 1995 as an intern, however just a year later she had already been appointed as a reporter at their Cape Town Office.
In 2004 – 2005 Orderson was given the Mandela Scholarship Fund to study oversees at the University of Sussex. This is where she received her Masters.