The stories we tell will change the world
I am passionate about creating sustainable and compelling journalism that holds power to account.
What I do
I specialise in media start-ups, leading editorial teams, writing, speaking and digital strategy.
Founder of news start-up explain.co.za and former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian and HuffPost South Africa. Winner of several awards including the CNN African Journalism Award.
Experienced trainer in digital and social media as well as reputation management. Rounded speaker for corporate and other events at competitive rates.
Worked with brands like Power FM, M&G and City Press to deliver quality digital strategies across platforms.
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A selection of my writing
With over 15 years reporting and writing experience.
“She is an insightful and dynamic speaker who connects and engages with her audience. I would highly recommend her as a speaker or moderator for anyone looking to add interesting content and deep insights to their event agenda.”
Daniella Bergman | Communications manager, Allan Gray
Hi! I am the founder of explain.co.za, a WhatsApp-driven portal aimed at making the news more accessible to neglected audiences. I am passionate about digital and the future of journalism.
I was previously the Head of Digital at broadcaster Power FM, editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian and inaugural editor-in-chief of HuffPost South Africa. I have also worked as a media consultant and trainer in various newsrooms, specialising in digital journalism, social media and convergence.
I am the recipient of the CNN African Journalism Award, several Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards and an Open Society Foundation journalism fellowship. I was awarded a Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2018 and am a council member of the South African National Editors Forum. Read more.