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.