Submitting the first draft

Today I put together my first draft for my mentor, Kenichi. I was not sure how to go about putting all the information together. What to cut out, what to leave in? The writing process can be daunting but the only way to get over it is to- start. I submitted my 1000 word draft…

Reporting in the fast lane

Talking to people sort of comes easy to me. But getting some people to open up can be quite laborious work. But as a journalist, you learn to persevere. I went to Mayfair with Masego this morning. For the first twenty minutes the shop attendants were reluctant to speak to me because Junaid (the manager)…

Saturday afternoon in Mayfair

On my trip to Mayfair this past Saturday i visited Rameez’s shop for the first time. His family shop was my initial pitch focus. The trip was a little long and I suspected¬†that this place falls out of the Mayfair border. Upon arrival, I asked the mechanics for the address and they explained that we…

Exploring Mayfair/ Fordsburg for the first time

The in depth project is an annual investigative project that Witsvuvuzela journalists part take in. This year the location for the project is Mayfair/ ¬†Fordsburg. We arrived at Fietas in the morning expecting to tour the Fietas museum. We were unable to go on the tour because an entry fee has been introduced to see…

Listicle: 5 places to braai this Heritage Day

September 24 marks national Heritage Day in South Africa and braaing is a big part of our national heritage. Some people have braais at home but others prefer more social settings. Parks are awesome for this purpose and Johannesburg has a variety of cool spots for friends and family to enjoy. 1) Zoo lake Located…