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About me

My love for words led me into academics and studying literature. I began my career tutoring African Literature at the University of Witwatersrand and later at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. But the newsroom is where I found my home.

Over 18+ years in a newsroom saw me don many hats from writing to laying out pages, to editing news stories and features. However, online content creation is what I was passionate about and it is here that I nurtured my expertise.

As the Online Editor of the Daily News in Durban, South Africa, I was responsible for conceptualising and developing the newspaper’s website and social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I see this as my noteworthy achievement. After five years at the helm, the Daily News’s online presence was one of the largest in the Independent Media stable. 

By 2016, when I left the newsroom, the Daily News’s Facebook page had nearly 12 000 engaged followers and 7 500 on Twitter.

I pride myself on my attention to detail and professionalism.

I have not stopped growing and currently chair the KZN region of the Southern African Freelancers’ Association (SAFREA). 

I have also just been elected chair of the Executive Committee of SAFREA.



Liandra van Staden

Working with Meneesha has been a pleasure. She is informative as a specialist, approachable as a person and absolutely purpose-driven as a woman. Thank you for your invaluable input.

Adrian Ephraim

Meneesha is a talented and gifted journalist working for the Daily News. She is managing the publication's website where she is proving her worth to the company at large. Her strengths are attention to detail and an understanding of the news environment she works in.

Alice Zejglic

Meneesha is a natural leader and works well amongst peers as well as her clients. She is a go getter, good attention to details and gives more than 100% in all her projects.

Anneline du Preez

Meneesha is one of those super-efficient, extremely competent people who gets things done. She consistently creates relevant content of a high standard. I have only the highest respect for her.

Charmaine Schwenn

Great service. Thank you!

Robyn Thekiso

Meneesha brings professionalism and creativity to every aspect of her work. Always professional and sure to find a solution, no matter the challenge. Her social media management and content development skill is superior and she always goes the extra mile. It's a pleasure working with Meneesha.

my blog

#StopMisogyny: a salute to the strong women I know
August 17, 2018
August. It’s Women’s Month in South Africa. Just over a week ago we observed Women’s Day. While marketing boffs made the most of the opportunity, this day holds
Sunday read: Our House
July 15, 2018
Sunday read: Our House Murder, property fraud, adultery, betrayal - Our House is brimming with suspense and twists. Fi arrives at her home to find a family ...
Freelance does not mean my services are free, people
July 13, 2018
Freelance does not mean my services are free, people I’m a relative newbie to the world of freelancing and I have already been caught out by a client (or t
Home Bru Graft Café: my go-to coworking space in Durban
July 10, 2018
Home Bru Graft Café: my go-to coworking space in Durban There are days when I crave human contact. I love the solitude of my home during the weekdays. Me,
Sunday read: indulge me an opportunity to reflect
July 8, 2018
Sunday read: indulge me an opportunity to reflect Today, I want to reflect on why I read. I definitely have a “type” of novel I gravitate to. I definitely
What the … freelance!
July 3, 2018
What the ... freelance! After almost 20 years of working in a newsroom as a sub-editor, lifestyle writer, night editor and online editor, I’d done a range of e
Sunday read: The Poet X
July 1, 2018
Sunday read: The Poet X The Poet X is a novel-in-verse by award-winning slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. To truly appreciate it’s beauty you The Poet X should no
Sunday read: Who Fears Death
June 16, 2018
Who Fears Death Let me say it up front: this is not an easy novel to read.  But it is still one of my top novels of 2018 and I think it’s worth reading. Nig

Contact Me

  • Phone: +27 79 221 9059
  • Email: meneesha.govender@gmail.com