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?
Recently, in print
Some recent articles in local print:
Tackling the ‘hungry season’ in Africa’s cities, Daily Maverick, 7 January 2019.
Nature’s warning flares told of climate breakdown years ago (Part 1), Daily Maverick, 21 November 2018.
If you can’t see it, it’s not there: Why SA is slow on the climate up-take (Part 2), Daily Maverick, 23 November 2018.
Why doesn’t the media talk about climate change? HBF Energy Transitions, 4 December 2018.
When coal dies, what of the coal workers? HBF Energy Transitions, 22 November 2018.
Restoring catchment areas the cheap water solution for Cape Town, Business Day, 5 November 2018.
Many hurdles hamper protection of water catchment areas, Business day, 5 November 2018.
Greening Africa’s city transport, HBF Energy Transitions, 21 June 2018.
South African cities: battleground for a just transition, HBF Energy Transitions, 17 September 2018.
South Africa’s turbulent energy landscape, HBF Energy Transitions, 5 March 2018.
Mind the (food) gap, Daily Maverick, 12 December 2017.
See You in Court: SA Public vs Nuclear, HBF Southern Africa, 20 June 2017.
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
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