News & Features

Like most freelancers, her work has been published widely in the SA media and abroad, including in the Sunday IndependentMail & GuardianSunday ArgusSunday TribuneAfrican DecisionsAfrica GeographicGetawayProgressBusiness Day’s EarthYearFarmers WeeklyEngineering NewsCape TimesSA4×4Xplore and the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung, amongst others.

Escape to a Lonely Island. Getaway, August 2014. A travel essay with a personal reflective piece with an environmental and travel theme.


More... coming soon. 






Opinion & Letters

Sometimes going solo, sometimes collaborating with experts in their fields, Leonie has contributed a number of opinion pieces and letters to various editors around issues of energy, climate and food security. 

Put an end to hungerMail & Guardian, 3-9 July 2015, written with the Centre of Excellence for Food Security at the University of the Western Cape. 

Restoring water catchment areas leaves us flush. Mail & Guardian, 20 March 2014, written with SANBI's Kristal Maze. 

SA Should pay more attention to green growth. Business Day, 9 June 2014, with Prof Anthony Black at the UCT School of Economics. 

Wasting Energy Going against the Flow. Independent Newspapers, 30 November 2010, written with ERC's Hilton Trollip. 


Some bits and bobs from outside the usual writing topics. 

Naked on the Trail, Runner's World, August 2014


Columns & Blogs

Over the years, Leonie's written a series of columns and blogs for different newspapers, online platforms and civil society organisations. 

Heinrich Boll Foundation

Mail & Guardian 

Behind the Scenes at Copenhagen

Extra Virgin

Project 90x2030