Humble-Brag (n): that little boast that's dressed down to look humble, or have a self-deprecating, toe-scuffing edge, but which still allows us to crow a bit without looking too conceited. 

Spawned by social media, and something we've all done, right?

Here's some shameless humble-bragging. 


Awards, Fellowships & Industry Acknowledgements


Leonie was recently shortlisted for the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award for 2016, for the proposal for her book idea Cheap Junk.








She was the 2007 Ruth First Fellow, was listed in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans You Must Take To Lunch (2008), and was named the 2009 SAB Environmental Journalist of the Year (print/internet category), and a few merit awards in earlier SAB competitions.

Leonie twice received 'honorary mentions' in the Sunday Times Alan Paton non-fiction awards, in 2007 for Scorched and in 2010 for Invaded. 








She was listed in the Mail & Guardian's 200 Young South Africans You Must Take To Lunch (2008), in the science category. 

On the air

The Money Show, with Bruce Whitfield on Cape Talk and 702, February 2013.  




Live in-studio interview on Morning Live, SABC, in September 2012. 



On the interwebs

On Creamer Media's, in discussion about urban hunger. 


In the press

Business Day book review, November 2012. 




City Press magazine, November 2011. 





Fair Lady, April 2012. 



Book review in The Times, November 2012. 



Vrouekeur, August 2011. 





In conversation with

At the Cape Town Partnership's Inspiring Change in 2012, in discussion with the African Centre for Cities' Tau Tavengwa, and environmental lawyer Cormac Cullinan. 


A discussion with Prof Tim Noakes on why the city makes us fat and sick, at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, May 2013.



On the stage

TEDxCapeTown: Amazing People, Crazy Places, speaking on how we need to find a diet that's sustainable both for ourselves and the environment, at the Baxter Theatre, August 2013.


The EthicsXchange at the Fugard Theatre, November 2013.