The following is a selection of recent communications management and strategic information work. 

Radio drama production

With funding from Community Media Fund, a Bloomberg Media Initiative, I successfully implemented the Radio Waves project, which aimed to increase the quantity and improve the quality of local language programming on gender equality and gender-based violence on community and campus radio stations in South Africa.


Video production

Working closely with in-house and freelance videographers, directors and editors, I have produced a number of documentaries and videos and through strategic partnerships, ensured broad dissemination. Examples include: ‘I’m Scared of my Teacher’, ‘Justice for Nosipho Mandleleni’ and Sonke’s 10 year anniversary video.

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Website development and management

I am experienced at working closely with website developers and other stakeholders to launch new websites and fine-tune existing ones, always ensuring current best practice is followed in terms of user experience and design. I am equally experienced at managing websites and creating dynamic content.


Annual Reports

My experience as a magazine editor means that producing, eye-catching, impactful reports is second nature to me. I understand the importance of strong imagery and ensure that compelling, accurate copy is accompanied by pictures which tell a powerful story.



By transforming complex ideas into concise and accessible messages, I have produced communications materials for a variety of audiences. Examples include factsheets on the issue of sexual harassment and the gendered impact of drought.


Media liaison

I am highly experienced in media liaison including writing and editing impactful press releases that guarantee media coverage and organising press briefings that offer media strong content. As well as coaching colleagues on delivering strong interviews, I have conducted interviews myself on radio and television.



Whether part of an internal or external communications strategy, newsletters offer an excellent way of getting a message directly into inboxes. Ensuring they are read, requires regular sending and compelling content.


Capacity building

Together with technical experts, I have developed trainings for the media on reporting sensitively on issues of gender-based violence and migration. I have also developed and run workshops for community activists on networked journalism in Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone.



The following is a selection of recent written work.


Prisoners: South Africa’s forgotten population

Sonke Gender Justice

How Nelson Mandela helped free the women of South Africa

The Telegraph


Mapped by Stars

BA Highlife

Warriors of the Off-Road

Red Bulletin