“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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This week there have been resounding calls for President Ramaphosa to apologise for Marikana. Why hasn't he? Why should he? Here's my column (Free to read):

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This is why good, courageous investigative journalism must be supported. Well done @wicks_jeff. Babita Deokaran’s death can not be in vain. If you haven’t done so yet, please go and read the @News24 series uncovering why she was murdered. https://t.co/LsiKx58Vpw
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The Hawks have arrested 20 alleged instigators of the July unrest.

They were taken into custody in simultaneous operations in several provinces today.

The accused will appear in court tomorrow.

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This week there have been resounding calls for President Ramaphosa to apologise for Marikana. Why hasn't he? Why should he? Here's my column (Free to read):

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This women’s month, I’ve been honored to have been asked to facilitate some powerful conversations with trail blazing women who have shared their learnings about mentorship, creating balance, the equality of choice and lifting while rising. Todays event at Werksmans with the inspiring Lele Modise and Peggy-Sue Khumalo. Conversations like these are so important!
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This is why good, courageous investigative journalism must be supported. Well done Jeff Wicks. Babita Deokaran’s death can not be in vain. If you haven’t done so yet, please go and read the News24.com series uncovering why she was murdered.

MEDIA STATEMENT || Gauteng to appoint Independent Forensic Investigator to deal with allegations emerging from Babita Deokaran case
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REMINDER | Werksmans Women's Day Panel Discussion Werksmans

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In celebration of Women's Month, you are invited to join us as award-winning journalist, @MandyWiener, leads the dialogue with our two guest speakers.
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The Hawks have arrested 20 alleged instigators of the July unrest.

They were taken into custody in simultaneous operations in several provinces today.

The accused will appear in court tomorrow.
Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener1 week ago
You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.

Why do our political leaders always wait until there’s a crisis before deciding to act?

Mandy Wiener: South Africa’s MO is to react - not act before the crisis erupts

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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.