Category Archives: Portfolio

A selection of my work.

Fore! I smell the blood of a Schabir Shaikman

Daily Maverick - 9 June 2011- As the Schabir Shaik controversy refuses to leave front pages, a strange meeting I had with a friend of the well-known golfer, in the parking lot next to a crematorium, makes much…

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I did not know Fatima Meer

I am not going to tell you how she taught me hopscotch, how she inspired me to care about others or how her memory gives me goose bumps. I did not know Fatima Meer.

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Fat cats and foul play

Originally published by New Internationalist. I am at Moses Mabhida stadium for a tour, when the cute journo I’m chatting to spots a giant leopard bobbing his fractious head for a couple of photographers to…

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The Book Dresser of Istanbul

Originally published by New Internationalist. I meet Dogan Ülgenciler in a cloud of cigarette smoke in his broken-down but cosy office below road level in Kadiköy, an old district on the Anatolian side of Istanbul….

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Selling Red

Published in the Mail and Guardian- Ali was barely five years old, playing with his toys in Pakistan, when the Berlin Wall came down. Twenty years later, he stands behind the grand Berliner Dom, alongside…

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The power of soft capital

Originally published by the Mail and Guardian. In 2004 two Americans, Matt and Jessica Flannery, returned home from a research trip in East Africa gobsmacked by the resourcefulness and entrepreneurship capacities displayed by the poor…

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South Africa is not immune to food riots

Originally published  by The Mail and Guardian. The latest fad doing the rounds: hints on how cash-strapped South Africans ought to save, well, cash. In these harsh economic times (where $1 will buy you up to three…

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