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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#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.

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#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.

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