Chronicle builds purposeful brands through powerful storytelling.

We’re a South African-based editorial & commercial content production studio that is driven to convey the human experience through the craft of audio-visual and digital storytelling. By placing people at the core of every story, we seek to transform even the most complex, corporate or statistics-heavy project into a compelling and engaging experience, with excellence, poignancy and compassion.

As a partner company to the Daily Maverick, Chronicle is well positioned to offer both multimedia production services and integrated access to one of South Africa’s premium publishing platforms, as well as a host of partner websites through its affiliated independent advertising network, Acme Digital.

Chronicle is committed to addressing inequality in South Africa by making its productions available to the communities it reports in, encouraging and enabling more citizens to access – and adding value & vibrancy to – an informed national discourse.


Meet the Team

Diana Neille
Diana Leigh Neille is a multimedia journalist & media strategist with a Master of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University in the City of New York. The former Executive Multimedia Producer at South Africa’s premiere broadcaster, eNews Channel Africa, Diana formed Chronicle out of a desire to see better storytelling & more inclusivity and access in the South African – and global – mainstream media.


Shaun Swingler
Shaun Swingler is the Senior Multimedia Producer for Chronicle. He focuses on social issues in South Africa and abroad – particularly crime and conflict. His work has been featured in publications such as the Guardian, TIME, eNCA, Mail & Guardian, Daily Maverick, Rolling Stone SA, and many others.

Leila Dougan
Leila Dougan has worked as a journalist and documentary filmmaker for the past six years in cities around the world. As an investigative broadcast journalist in Johannesburg, she covered stories including union strikes, government corruption and the Oscar Pistorius Trial. In addition, she has produced articles and documentaries for Africa is a Country, The Daily Maverick, Carte Blanche, KCET and USA Today, to name a few. She shoots, scripts and edits.


Bernard Kotze
 is a video editor, composer and animated graphics designer. He has a BA in Jazz Composition from the University of Cape Town and has written and composed music for film and advertising. He is a multi-talented, self-taught creative who enjoys working in both visual and digital media. Bernard is also the owner of and guitarist in a popular Cape Town-based band called Manouche.




Some of our clients

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