In this news feature for the business section of the BBC I looked at how wine producers in South Africa were affected by the country's bans on alcohol during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This piece, together with a radio piece (below), explored how tradition and science meet when researchers genetically barcode edible insects in order to protect the indigenous knowledge and the species themselves.
Mail & Guardian
My work for the weekly Mail & Guardian has spanned across various news features, including a story about traditional healers, which featured on the front page.
I have also written for The Continent, their pan-African digital newspaper made for Whatsapp and the like.
I regularly write longer form health-focused news and feature pieces for Spotlight, such as the examples on the right.
This work may get syndicated nationally with Daily Maverick, News24 and others.
I report on human rights issues for GroundUp, including covering court cases, corruption, and protests. These articles get syndicated to other local news organisations including The Citizen, Daily Maverick and News24.
Please find all my writing for GroundUp here.
I have written for Daily Maverick online and the DM168 paper in different capacities, but particularly as a regular contributor to their business section. Recently I have particularly focused on how small businesses and individuals are reacting to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is an example of my work for the daily newspaper The Citizen, looking at an important health issue early in the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health continues to be a particular content focus for me, both in long and short form.
This story about matric dances is an example of my longer form writing, specifically feature and social justice content. This is also an example of my photography.
Click on the links on the right to see some of my writing for jamlab, a journalism innovation project that I have also done various forms of facilitation and support work for.
I regularly write for food publication EatOut.
This piece, together with an article (above), explored how tradition and science meet when researchers genetically barcode edible insects in order to protect the indigenous knowledge and the species themselves.
This story speaks to Dr Mashudu Tshifularo, a South African ear nose and that specialist who performed the world's first middle ear transplant using 3D printed bones. You hear about his childhood and the journey that brought him to where he is now.
Please find the episode page here.
Monocle 24's The Menu
This story about African ingredients used in a new way has me exploring the garden farm and kitchen of a local doctor for Monocle's food podcast, The Menu.
My story starts about 14 minutes into the show.
Please find the episode page here.
Proof - Why Not Eat Bugs?
I reported this story for season 3 of the award-winning podcast Proof, by America's Test Kitchen.
It follows a South African entrepreneur and company as they develop an insect-based milk that will hopefully challenge the way we see protein.
This story explores collective and intergenerational trauma using the personal experiences of a father and son who were both involved in protests about education.
It won the 2018 Discovery Health Journalism Award for Best Radio Journalism.
This radio documentary is part of a series on the lives of migrants in South Africa and features families of refugees from Burundi and the Congo that stay in a shelter in the border town of Musina. You can listen to the whole collection, which I was the team leader of, here.
It was nominated for a 2017 Liberty Radio Awards in the radio documentary category.
I worked with the Alumni Relations Office of the University of Pretoria from conceptualisation till release on this series of podcast interviews with notable alumni around the world.
This project involved a lot of liaising with technical and marketing teams, as well as managing the full editorial process.
This is a short pilot series of mixed interview podcasts for CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organisations.
I worked with the team from training and conceptualisation through to recording, editing, and launch.
I have worked shifts for The Economist's daily podcast The Intelligence as a freelance producer, converting articles into podcast interviews, including scripting, editing, and interview assistance.
Here are some examples of my contributions to the show.
South African Human Rights Commission 25
For the 25th anniversary of the SAHRC, I produced a series of short episodes looking back at significant work of the Commission. This is an example of my work in conceptualising and training podcasting when working with organisations.
25 Years SAHRC
African Media Thermometer
I produced this series of podcasts about health reporting during Covid-19 for Volume Africa.
Arts Research Africa
I record and edit this series for the Wits School of Arts.
The Science Inside is a weekly radio show created by the Wits Radio Academy on VowFM that is co-produced with a network of community radio stations around the country.
I was the executive producer and presenter of the show for several years as well as managing and training teams.
As executive producer of The Business Buzz for the Wits Radio Academy, I produced vibrant financial content for a student and younger adult audience.
The show was nominated for a 2018 Liberty Radio Awards in the business and finance show category.