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Awethu Art- better blogging: My presentation

Naeema from Awethu Art contacted me to do a presentation on how to monetize a blog based on my experiences with Diary of a Guji Girl. Awethu Art is a cool arty/writers collective started by Aslam Bulbulia and this was the second blogging event held at Industry Bakery in Greenside. The event brought a number of various types of bloggers…

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Interview: Al Jazeera Listening Post

The producers of Al Jazeera’s magazine media show Listening Post got in touch with me to talk about President Jacob Zuma’s relationship with the media and the South African media landscape in general. The weekly show aired around the glob focus on media issues in light of current affairs. The very topical issue of the Gupta family was one of the…

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Work: ST front pages

  Over the last few weeks at the Sunday Times, I managed to be part of some of the big stories that have taken the country by storm. At the heart of it is the ructions at Treasury and state capture by the Gupta family. The attempts to capture government deprtments by the Gupta family has created a furore in…

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Interview: VoCFM on the ConCourt hearing on Nkandla

On Tuesday, the Constitutional Court heard a very important case between the EFF and DA against President Jacob Zuma regarding the Public Protector’s report on Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla. For years, the President and members of parliament have undermined the Public Protector but Tuesday was their moment of reckoning. Zuma made a complete u-turn in his submissions to the court…

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The year of saving

In 2015 I achieved a lot financially. But I also confirmed the age old saying that the more you earn the more you spend. I traveled to four countries, traveled across the country extensively for work, promoting my book and leisure.I ticked many things off my bucket list like free falling, hot air ballooning, yachting among other things.I set up a…

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Finding Me interview on iTV

  In November 2015, iTV host Quraysha Ismail Sooliman invited me for an interview on her show Finding Me. It was a relaxed interview where I chatted about my role as a political reporter, my debut novel Diary of a Guji Girl and my thoughts on current affairs at the time. We spent some time on the #FeesMustFall protests as…

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New beginnings: Sunday Times

On December 1st 2015, I made a career jump to South Africa’s biggest Sunday newspaper, Sunday Times. It was a difficult decision to leave the Mail &Guardian which was so kind to have given a 20 something year old the opportunity to work on some big stories. The opportunities I was exposed to at the M&G was extraordinary but I…

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One year after

I often get messages from writers/bloggers/people with words in their heads asking me what is the best way to get published. The truth is, I don’t actually know what is the best way but I have picked up a few things on the way. Diary of a Guji Girl, my debut novel, was published by an independent publisher called Wordflute. The inimitable…

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The best of Holland

Sometimes my jobs has perks. That is what I tell myself when I sleep for two nights on hard bristle carpet at a conference in KwaZulu Natal. But before that, me and some other journo hacks went on a trip to The Netherlands ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit to South Africa. Besides an interview with the Prime Minister, a…

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