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 (South Africa and Southern Africa), business & economics, politics, energy, technology,  sustainability, the SDGs, climate change, and human rights.


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

Latest stories and scribbles

report fake corona news, stop fake news, fake news corona, corona fake news, corona south africa, covid19 south africa, journalist, miriam mannak, freelance journalist cape town, journalist south africa

#LockdownDiaries: Stop the spread, report fake corona news!

So here is the deal: If you are too lazy to fact-check any corona-related information before sharing it on social media and WhatsApp, from the bullshit 5G-causes-corona claim to the video of a guy saying the 10,000 field workers will use Covid-19 infected swabs to deliberately make you sick: I will report you. It hampers the fight against this disease and is putting lives on the line.

Read More »
support small businesses this lockdown,corona south africa, corona ecnomy south africa, small businesses corona, small businesses lockdown, lockdown economy south africa, lockdown economic impact, miriam mannak,. freelance journalist south africa, business lockdown south africa

#LockDownDiaries 3/21: Support your local superette

Those of you who are in lockdown (in South Africa and elsewhere) who need to go out occasionally to buy groceries: please please please support small businesses this lockdown, including your nearby neighbourhood superettes and corner shops first.

Read More »

Miriam Mannak 2020 © All Rights Reserved.

× Send me a WhatApp!