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 because someone has to, right?
Awards, fellowships & acknowledgements
She was the 2007 Ruth First Fellow; was listed in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans You Must Take to Lunch (2008); was twice given an honorary mention in the Sunday Times Alan Paton Nonfiction Awards (2007 and 2010); was named the 2009 SAB Environmental Journalist of the Year (print/internet category); and was shortlisted for the 2016 City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award for her 'mythbusting' book proposal Cheap Junk.
In the media
Leonie regularly appears on air or in the press, speaking on topics she's most familiar with.
- Talking ’bout South African ethics, in the Daily Maverick by Rebecca Davies
- Live appearance on Al Jazeera, Is sugar killing us?, 2 Dec 2015
- Cape Talk with Pippa Hudson, speaking on cities, hunger, and malnutrition, during the Open Book Festival in 2017
- Cape Talk, with Mike Wills hosting for John Maytham, August 2017, talking about the launch of The Psychonauts
- The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield on CapeTalk/702, 5 February 2013 (see Our Future Cities)
- Polity's Shannon de Ryhove interviews Leonie Joubert after the launch of The Hungry Season
- Aards vriend, in Vrouekeur, August 2011
On the Stage
Regular speaking engagements on topics including climate change, food security, narrative journalism and storytelling methods, at various events locally and abroad.
- Ruth First Memorial Lecture, August 2007
- Berlin International Literature Festival, 2008
- 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
- In conversation with Tim Noakes on why the city makes us fat and sick
Leonie has presented at various conferences over the years.
- ‘Tools for Storytelling’ Narrative Journalism Conference: hosted by Fray Intermedia and Wits University School of Journalism in 2008 and 2011
- ‘Power Reporting’: conference hosted by Wits University School of Journalism in 2010
- African Science Communication Conference: Scorched: South Africa’s changing climate presented as example of accessible science communication, Port Elizabeth; 4 - 7 Dec 2006