Media Commentary

I’m known for my ability to accurately translate scientific research into easily understandable language as part of stories. My depth of knowledge means that I’m frequently called upon by international and local broadcasters to provide analysis on health issues.

I explain the outcomes of South Africa’s investigation into the costs of private healthcare.

Discussing the deaths of at least 144 mental health patients in South Africa on Al-Jazeera’s The Stream.

I summarise the evidence that supports the decriminalisation of sex work in Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism.

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Awards

2019 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Features Journalist of the Year

2018 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Best Comment and Analysis Finalist

2018 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Best Health News Reporting Finalist

2018 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards: Best Column / Editorial

2017 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards: Enterprise Journalist of the Year

2017 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Best Analysis and Commentary Writing Finalist

2016 Discovery Health Journalism Awards: Health Economics Journalist of the Year

2015 Vodacom Regional Journalist Awards: Northern Region Online Journalist of the Year

2014 Africa Story Challenge Award: Second place for Best Health Reporting

2010 Gender and Media in Southern Africa Awards: Best Sustained Reporting

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