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Mandy de Waal

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A former broadcast journalist, Mandy de Waal spent twenty years in business before returning to her first love, writing. De Waal currently works as an editor,​ researcher,​ freelance writer and journalist. Published in Rolling Stone Magazine and The Guardian (UK), de Waal has also written for Daily Maverick, Finweek, Mail & Guardian, City Press, Rapport, Moneyweb, Noseweek​ and MarkLives.com​.

Latest Stories

How a South African news site gives youth a voice and a vocation

The Daily Vox is doing more than putting young South African citizens at the center of the news. It gives youth a voice while training emerging reporters in a country where media companies have slashed journalism coaching budgets.

Mandy de Waal | November 07, 2014

FlashCast gives news outlets a new way to engage commuters

FlashCast marries LED displays on buses with a mobile, location-based software system to deliver news and information to commuters.

Mandy de Waal | October 27, 2014

WaziMap frees South Africa's public data to make it more useful to reporters and newsrooms

The platform makes difficult-to-access census and other data user-friendly for cash-strapped, understaffed newsrooms.

Mandy de Waal | September 22, 2014

Data journalism platform evolves into voter registration system in Malawi

A new version of GotToVote!, the platform originally created to help voters find their polling stations in Kenya, was adopted by elections officials in Malawi to verify voters.

Mandy de Waal | July 22, 2014