This blog reflects on life at work at comments on the latest news that shapes my 9-5 working day in a Corporate Communications consultancy.

About Me

I am a born and bred South African who has always loved to read and write. As a child my mother used to read to me and my siblings, from classics like the “Lord of the Rings” but later also from her own stories. She would write children’s stories and then use us as her test audience, but I loved to hear what she had written long after my siblings had tired of it. So I grew up in an environment of reading and writing, which inspired my love of these things. I hope to write a great book some day, and have learnt first hand the determination and will that it takes. My love of English inspired me to continue my study of it at university. I majored in Law and English in a BA degree at UCT where I found that I took to English much more than law. I enjoyed learning about South Africa’s history and the development of our liberal Constitution, which increasingly made me committed to the hope this country has for the future. Ideally, I’d like to find myself in a job where I am able to write; that allows a good mix of time spent with people and being able to work on my own.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Writing competition

For all the budding journalists in our group, I thought I'd share a competition I've seen on News 24. Called "Craft your column", you can send in a column of 500 words on any topic by the 30th of April. The winner of their prize will get a six month contract to write a column for them, worth R6000. On their website they say they have been in-undated with entries, so I suggest we get cracking! I hope our blog posts will give us plenty of ideas.
Click on this link for more info:,,2-2127_2079881,00.html

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