“Sometimes I hear things when I’m doing interviews on live radio that I have to stop and be like WTF.”

July 18, 2020

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Tottenham showing South Africa why they should wear our flag 😂 Go Spurs! #Coys
"Prison is the house that built me".

Kenny Kunene is the new MMC for Transport in Joburg.

Listen to him on the #MiddayReport today responding to questions about his criminal record, what his priorities are going to be and the alliance in Jhb.

https://t.co/XopXwwkTlD
Thank you @bonglez and team for shining your light on the courageous whistleblowers who are fighting for this country. We have been advocating for a change in legislation and a societal revolution in how wb’s are treated. We won’t win the fight against corruption without them.
"Let me look straight into the camera" is going to be added to the South African lexicon.

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Mandy Wiener14 hours ago
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been asked to speak to teams that are busy planning their strategies for 2023 – sharpening their focus for the year.

We are in a crisis as a country so we all need some clarity to help see through the fog.

My keynote is called “The Fight for South Africa”.

It has a good dose of reality. As a journalist I’ve had a front row seat to state capture, the evisceration of parastatals and the establishment of the shadow state. Loadshedding, service delivery, crime, all of it.

But my focus is on the ‘Hope Dealers’, those who withstood the onslaught and continue to fight. I tell the stories of the good people who are doing their jobs, the whistleblowers who feel compelled to speak truth to power, the civil society activists who step into the breach and the journalists who dig up the dirt to hold authorities to account.

There are lessons in these stories for corporates and for individuals on what needs to be done to improve governance, to change legislation and to create a speak-up culture in order to root out corruption. Most importantly these stories will inspire the audience not to be apathetic or complacent, but to fight for a better South Africa.

Have a look at some of the brand new slides from the rockstars at Murmur!
Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener6 days ago
"Prison is the house that built me".

Kenny Kunene is the new MMC for Transport in Joburg.

Listen to him on the #MiddayReport today responding to questions about his criminal record, what his priorities are going to be and the alliance in Jhb.

He also says he doesn't even know where the bathroom is in his new office... You need to listen to this!

Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener7 days ago
Read the statement below from SOS - the security company in Edenvale - about the tiger.

Where is the tiger? Who darted the tiger? Who owns the tiger?
Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener7 days ago
We are in a crisis.

The ANC-led government created this disaster itself and it cannot pretend otherwise. They cannot assume citizens trust them enough to deal with it responsibly.

My thoughts on a state of disaster for loadshedding... (Free to read).

Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener1 week ago
I feel like this second tiger may be a pet of the decuplets.

Edenvale SPCA is not confirming that the tiger has been sedated and captured.

A private security company has confirmed it.

This story is a lot.
Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener1 week ago
*** please see latest post - SPCA is not confirming the tiger has been captured and sedated ***

Security company says Edenvale tiger has been captured and sedated.

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Units have assisted in locating and capturing the Tiger in edenvale.The animal has been sedated and taken to a sanctuary for safe keeping.No further information will be given at this time

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ABOUT MANDY

Mandy is one of the country’s best known and most credible journalists and authors. She is the current host of the Midday Report on 702 and Cape Talk and is a regular columnist for News24.

She has published numerous best-selling books and is a prominent social media commentator.

For the past two decades Mandy has worked as a multi award-winning reporter specialising in investigative journalism and legal matters.

Covering stories such as the trial of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi and the murder of Brett Kebble, she earned a reputation for her work in exposing South Africa’s criminal underworld. These included exposes on Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, Teazers boss Lolly Jackson and other mysterious murders.

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WRITING

Mandy was short-listed in the prestigious ‘Alan Paton Sunday Times Literary Awards’ for her book, ‘Killing Kebble’ which was a local publishing phenomenon, selling in excess of 100 000 copies. It was also chosen as Jenny Crwys-Williams’ ‘Book of the Year’ in 2011.

Her second book, ‘My Second Initiation’, written with former head of the NPA Vusi Pikoli, was also short-listed for the Alan Paton award and was Crwys-William’s non-fiction book of the year in 2013. In 2014, she published ‘Behind The Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story’ with her colleague Barry Bateman.

The book was released internationally and contained new, exclusive information about the trial. Her 2018 book, Ministry of Crime, took a deep dive into organised crime, police corruption and politics. In 2020, Mandy published The Whistleblowers highlighting the stories of several South African whistleblowers and advocating for a change in legislation and culture.

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SPEAKING

Mandy is a regular feature on the speaking circuit. She addresses conferences, corporates and gatherings and also facilitates panels and discussions with a unique perspective on current affairs and how history unfolds in South Africa.

She focuses on ‘Hope Dealers’: the good people who did their jobs, the whistleblowers who felt compelled to speak truth to power, the civil society activists who stepped into the breach and the journalists who dug up the dirt to hold authorities to account.

There are lessons in these stories for corporates and for individuals on what needs to be done to improve governance, to change legislation and to create a speak-up culture in order to root out corruption. Most importantly these stories will inspire the audience not to be apathetic or complacent, but to fight for a better South Africa.

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MEDIA TRAINING

Thanks to her extensive background in media and journalism, Mandy has gained a lifetime of insight into how best to handle interviews and media.

In personalised training sessions, she offers theory and practical training, covering topics such as the SA media landscape, messaging for media, media rights and how to deal with journalists and crisis communications. Sessions also include training on writing for media, including thought leadership and opinion pieces. Click the button below to book Mandy for media training.

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ACCOLADES

Mandy has won a number of National and Regional Vodacom ‘Journalist of the Year’ awards, has been named ‘The CNN African Radio Journalist of the Year’ and has received several commendations in the Webber Wentzel ‘Legal Journalist of the Year’ awards.

In addition, she has received the National Press Club award in the Radio Category and the Social Media category and was awarded the ‘Rising Star – Women in the Media’ award in 2011.

On the writing front, Mandy was short-listed in the prestigious ‘Alan Paton Sunday Times Literary Awards’ for her book, ‘Killing Kebble’ which was a local publishing phenomenon, selling in excess of 100 000 copies. It was also chosen as Jenny Crwys-Williams’ ‘Book of the Year’ in 2011. Mandy’s second book, ‘My Second Initiation’, written with former head of the NPA Vusi Pikoli, was also short-listed for the Alan Paton award and was Crwys-William’s non-fiction book of the year in 2013. Ministry of Crime was long-listed for the Alan Paton.

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Killing Kebble

A gritty, fast-paced chronicle of how one death blew the lid off Johannesburg’s shadowy underworld.

The Whistleblowers

Raw and evocative accounts of South Africa’s whistleblowers, told in their own voices and from their own perspectives.

My Second Initiation

This memoir traces Pikoli’s journey from his graduation to manhood, to his experience in the corridors of government.

Behind The Door

Behind the Door is a compelling narrative that unpacks the true facts of the Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp story.

Ministry of Crime

Ministry of Crime examines the nexus between organised crime figures, corrupt police officials and powerful politicians.