September 9, 2020

Almost a year since I left News24 and a bittersweet moment as my last big project - a documentary about the murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana - wins a WAN-IFRA African Digital Media Award for Best use of online video.

While I'm proud of what our team achieved, I so wish it wa...

April 19, 2020

I could almost hear the earth breathing around me as colour drained from my surroundings. But I stumbled upon a patch of bluebells in the dying light... a totally delightful sight. Their otherworldly purple still popped in the dusk. I walked through fields and woodland...

April 12, 2019

Our special feature on the Karoo drought, produced in partnership with africanDRONE and Code for Africa, won two silver pixels at the 2019 Bookmark Awards in Johannesburg on 28 March.

The project pushed the boundaries, unlike any other multimedia project News24 Video ha...

November 9, 2018

I was very pleased to win the regional Vodacom Journalist of the Year award for the second year running on Thursday evening in the category of CSI/Sustainability.

November 9, 2017

 I was extremely thrilled when my feature on crayfish poachers and the potential impact of the new Small-Scale Fishing policy on illegal fishing won the regional Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award in the CSI/Sustainability category. 

Fingers crossed as it goes to...

June 3, 2017

Nine months have passed since I took the plunge and left my full-time job. I didn't expect freelancing to be easy, but along with the challenges I foresaw, there have been some interesting conundrums I did not anticipate. So I thought it was worthwhile to share some of...

March 3, 2017

It was one of the first psychological obstacles I had to overcome in my career… I was a newsroom novice, having recently been appointed as a Broadcast Assistant at a small local radio station. It may have been a tiny speck of an office, but to my mind I had ‘made it’....

January 28, 2017

The last week heralded a particularly apocalyptic barrage of gloomy headlines from America. And I know many people in my profession are asking themselves and their colleagues the same sort of questions: Whereto from here? How did this happen? What is our role in this p...

September 17, 2016

So the cat is officially out of the bag...


After six and a half years I am leaving Eyewitness News. It's been an incredible, wild ride - one that I wouldn't trade for anything. After 11 years living overseas, I arrived in Cape Town jobless and homeless in 2010, with on...

August 16, 2016

I discuss an investigative story about Cape Town crayfish poaching and the impact of new small-scale fishing legislation on Cape Talk.

You can read my story and view the video here: http://ewn.co.za/2016/06/06/Turning-the-tide-on-poaching-Will-new-fishing-policy-keep-il...

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