Education and experience

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Working for WWF South Africa as communication officer, she specialised in biodiversity related content (including on agriculture, freshwater, climate change and the marine environment).

[/rs_accordion_item][rs_accordion_item image=”2008 / Apr – 2011 / Jun” title=”Media24″ subtitle=”Journalist” left_part=”1999 / Apr – 2011 / Aug“]Jorisna worked as in-depth environmental reporter, political reporter and content editor at Die Burger (Media24).

Her work has been published widely in the South African media, including in Beeld, Die Burger, Volksblad, Mail & Guardian, Insig, Landbouweekblad, De Kat, Weg and Wegsleep and the Dutch magazine Maandblad Zuid-Afrika.[/rs_accordion_item][rs_accordion_item left_part=”Achievements” title=”Journalism Awards”]Winner South African Breweries Environmental Reporter of the Year (Print media) in 2002 and 2003

National Winner Media24 Journalist of the Year National Winner

Media24 (newspapers) for news/beat news reporting in 2005
South African Breweries Environment Journalist of the Year merit award (Print) in 2007

National Winner Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards: Analysis & Commentary (for a series of articles on climate change/ negotiations) in 2008

Winner Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa’s regional award (WESSA award for environmental reporting) in 2008

Danida Fellowship for Climate Change reporting[/rs_accordion_item][rs_accordion_item title=”Degrees” left_part=”Education”]

Jorisna has a Bachelor in Journalism as well as a Bachelor in Political Science, both from the University of Stellenbosch. She also holds a Masters in Political Science (Southern African Politics) from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

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