A freelance science writer from South Africa for the last 20 years. Have been working in this field since 2000.
A freelance science writer from South Africa for the last 20 years. Have been working in this field since 2000. She writes about research findings and scientists working in especially the environmental, agricultural and health sectors.
Among her previous full-time employers are the Southern Cape Forum and Paarl Post community newspapers, CapeNature conservation organisation and Stellenbosch University's Faculty of Science. In 2013 she became a freelancer, specialising in science relate matters.
She is the recipient of the 2016 South African Fruit Industry Izethelo Award for Outstanding Journalism, as well as the 2016 South African Agricultural Writers’ Award for the best technical article. Engela holds an MPhil degree in Journalism, specialising in science journalism, from Stellenbosch University and equally a BA Hons degree in Psychology.she is a member of the South African Science Journalists Association and South Africa’s Agricultural Writers association and the co-founder of Scibraai (www.scibraai.co.za, @scibraai or www.facebook.com/scibraai) which is a South African science-related social media platform was launched in 2013 and is run by volunteers. It shares stories and news in English, Afrikaans and Zulu about South African scientists, their research endeavours and findings.