When life happens, what would you do with the curveball?

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, freelance, freelancer, own boss, entrepreneur

When life happens, what would you do with the curveball? Being a freelancer means there are many things I can anticipate and even prepare for. It’s a fantastic place to be — especially for someone who is slightly OCD and an unapologetic planner. But what happens when your carefully-mapped work life…

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#StopMisogyny: a salute to the strong women I know

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, women, misogyny, Women's Month

#StopMisogyny: a salute to the strong women I know 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 a deeper meaning for South Africans, women in particular. Women’s Day is inextricably…

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Freelance does not mean my services are free, people

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, Durban, free, freelance, freelancer, freelance life, contract

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 two) who will not pay me. Freelancer, independent contractor, consultant … whatever we call ourselves doesn’t matter. But we all have similar…

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What the … freelance!

JustMeneesha, Meneesha Govender, freelance, freelancer, freelance life, durban

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 exciting jobs. But it just wasn’t enough. I realised I’d hit the glass ceiling and atrophy was slowly creeping into my body…

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