Miriam Mannak

Journalist - content writer - correspondent | Cape Town, South Africa

About me

I am a senior freelance journalist in South Africa with 18 years of media and private sector experience.  Since the start of my career in 2002, my byline has appeared in 120+ publications (magazines, newspapers, online platforms, press agencies, and internal publications) in South Africa, Europe, the US, Asia and the Middle East. 

Whilst I write about anything, the following topics fall within my speciality range:  current affairs (Southern Africa), business & economics, politics, energy, technology,  sustainability, the SDGs, climate change, and human rights.

Services

breaking news – features – business writing – long-reads –  copy for in-house publications – reportage-style pieces -Investment insights – political reports – analysis – opinion pieces  & columns – editorial assistance – commentary

website overhaul – website refreshing  – online content – brochures – presentations – annual reports – sustainability reports – case studies – conference reporting – corporate blogging – research – translations (NL <-> ENG)

press releases – media announcements – opinion pieces – content marketing – content strategy – social media content – angles development – editorial support – data-gathering – research – tactical/pitch writing – other 

All of the above

Client snapshot

print Journalism

Forbes Africa - Business Day - FinMail - City Press - Renewable Energy Monitor - Africa Report - The Guardian - The Big Issue SA - De Persdienst - Business Report - Vrij Nederland - Financial Times Group - Earthworks Mag - Fast Company SA - AfrOil & Gas Monitor - Emerging Innovation - Africa Electricity Monitor - Sunday Times - Intrepid Explorer - De Telegraaf - Financieel Dagblad - more

ONLINE Journalism

Business Day Live - RISK Africa - AllAfrica - Financial Management Magazine - Inter Press Service - Afrinection.com - CapeTownMagazine.com - South China Morning Post - GroundUp - International Finance Magazine - Public Finance Magazine - Property24 - Opulent Golfer - Demotix - Young Business Leaders - Radio Netherlands Worldwide - iNet Bridge - eTravel Africa - more

Private & PUBLIC sector

Sanlam - Climate investment Fund - Business School Netherlands - Exxaro - Mining Indaba - Irvine Partners - SA Department of Health - Mindspace (Old Mutual) - Because Communications - Synergetics Sustainable Solutions - Magna Carta - Resulta Exporters - Built-Professionals Export Council - AZ Communications - Climate Neutral Group - Grid Arendal - Transnet - Solar Plaza - more

NPOs, civil society & others

International Rivers - Global Integrity - Goethe Institut - The Hikers Network - Run4Schools - UNICEF - Health Enabled - Southern African Aids Trust - Performing Arts network of South Africa - Treatment Action Campaign - Danish Development Agency - EU Festival Association - SADC Research Centre - more

Contact me

If you are in need of a seasoned, multi-skilled, experienced and reputable freelance journalist in South Africa (I am based in Cape Town) or a media consultant, researcher, storyteller, and content writer to help out your marketing, communications and PR team, please get in touch with me: 

+ 27 72 882 2852 / mmannak (skype) / miriam@africajournalist.org  / miriam.mannak@gmail.com

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Opinion

Roar in peace, Denis Goldberg (1933-2020)

Roar in peace, you legend. I had the honour of interviewing you once in your home in Hangberg, Hout Bay, sometime in 2010. You were late for our talk, which lasted 2 hours, and you offered me giant samoosas as an apology. It was the most memorable interview of my entire career, for more than one reason.

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Environment

(Story ENG) Fighting plastic pollution

(MindSpace Magazine, 2019) – The world is drowning in plastic pollution, with microplastics (particles that are smaller than 5 mm) being now found in everything from the water we drink to the food we eat. This is a crisis that isn’t just killing the planet. Human life, too, is impacted and severely so! 

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Africa

Post-cyclone recovery Mozambique photos

Last year, I travelled to Mozambique for a field trip organised by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) for some post-cyclone recovery stories for De Telegraaf. Whilst there, The Globe and Mail, a Canadian newspaper, asked me to take pictures for some of their stories, too.

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