Elna is a freelance journalist based in Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa, who always has time to hear a really good story.

Her background is in audio and radio, and she has extensive experience in audio documentaries, live radio production, news, and podcasts. She particularly enjoys writing longer feature pieces, but also regularly writes shorter news. 

Her work spans across subjects, including science, health, and human rights, with a particular interest in how personal stories reflect wider circumstances. She also photographs.

Elna is the founder of Podmeet, a networking and support project for the podcasting industry in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Her work has been nominated for Liberty Radio Awards several times and she won the 2018 Discovery Health Journalism Award for Best Radio Journalism.

She holds a BJourn (cum laude) degree from Rhodes University specialising in radio and audio. She previously worked as a content producer at the Wits Radio Academy.

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