“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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President Ramaphosa's address to the nation is a summary of the sixth administration. Reminding the country of what was achieved. Easy to see how this will be criticised as campaigning even though the optics are very presidential.

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Treachery or Trust?

The real politics will come into play once the results have been released.

Will political party leaders compromise morality and policy positions in exchange for a seat at the table?

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Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener13 hours ago
🗳️🇿🇦Everything you need to know about Election Day‼️❌

🏫 Polling Stations are open from 7am to 9pm.

📍You must vote at the voting station where you are registered.

🌍 You cannot vote at a voting station where you are not registered, even for the national vote.

📲To check where you are registered, SMS your ID number to 32810.

🔏 You do not need to take your own pen or pencil.

💅🏻 You can vote with manicured or false nails.

🪪 Please take your ID with you – either a smart ID card, green barcoded ID or temporary ID document.

💮 Check that your ballot papers have been stamped before you vote.

📝 You will get THREE ballot papers. You can make one ❌ on each ballot paper.

1️⃣ National – Vote for the party you want at national level.

2️⃣ Regional – This is also a national vote but includes independent candidates. Now that independents can contest, there are 200 seats in parliament up for grabs.

3️⃣ Provincial – Vote for the party or candidate you want at provincial level.

🤦‍♂️ If you make a mistake on your ballot paper, you can ask for another one. Make sure the spoilt one is marked as cancelled.

👍🏻 Once you have voted, post a thumbie! 📸

🕵️‍♀️ Remember, your vote is your secret.

🗳️❌ Happy Voting! 🇿🇦
Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener20 hours ago
For South Africa. 🇿🇦
For Democracy.
For protecting our institutions.
For fighting corruption.
For Babita.
For job creation.
For poverty alleviation.
For the grade four learner who can’t read.
For respectable healthcare.
For our economy.
For recapacitating our SOEs.
For the Springboks.
For Banyana Banyana.
And the Proteas.
For the judiciary.
For the NPA.
For freedom of speech.
For investigative journalism.
For service delivery.
For water and electricity.
For crime fighting.
For entrepreneurship.
For opportunity.
For active citizenship.
For the hope dealers.

What are you voting for? 🗳️
Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener3 days ago
President Ramaphosa's address to the nation was a summary of the sixth administration.

He reminded the country of what was achieved over the past five years. Covid, corruption, unrest, poverty. But still work to do.

"The last five years have been a time of rebuilding and recovery."

He's urged everyone to go out and vote and warned against violating election process.

Easy to see how this will be criticised as campaigning even though the optics were very presidential.
Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener3 days ago
President Ramaphosa to address the nation this evening.
Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener6 days ago
Treachery or Trust?

The finish line for this election campaign is not the 29 May, next Wednesday. There is still a long race to run after that despite our collective fatigue.

The real politics will come into play once the results have been released.

Will political party leaders compromise morality and policy positions in exchange for a seat at the table?

Mandy Wiener
Mandy Wiener1 week ago
BREAKING The Constitutional Court has ruled that former President Jacob Zuma is not eligible to stand for the National Assembly.

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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.