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, 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...

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...

December 4, 2015

Photo: Jaco Marais


CapeAflame was officially launched last night - the book is a collection of the best photographs from the March 2015 Cape Peninsula fire. It's testament to the devastating beauty of the flames as well as the incredible work by the men and women who f...

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Two Bookmark Awards for Land of Thirst

April 12, 2019

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April 19, 2020