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  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Afrikaans, English; learning French, Spanish
  • 50, Female
  • Member since 2012
  • TV journalism lecturer
  • Post graduate degree
  • From Pretoria
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About Me


Collecting stories, finding my own


I used to be a filmmaker making documentaries and educational films in Johannesburg, and now I lecture in television at the Journalism School at Rhodes university. I love exploring new worlds and listening to people's life stories.


I believe in storytelling. I love the quirkiness of life - the bizarre in the mundane. I love traveling because it helps shift your perspective and makes you question your own life and what you take as normal. I believe in social justice and the humanity of every person.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm new to this - but I've travelled a lot.


I love books, art and mountain biking.

  • arts
  • books
  • documentaries
  • movies
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • canoeing
  • journalism
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

China Meville's The City and the city, Kraken
Sarah Bakewell's How to live a life of Montaigne
Deon Meyer's Spoor
Bertolucci's 1900 and The last emperor
Jane Eyre
Guillermo del Toro's Chronos and Labyrinth
Downton Abbey
Anything by Pedro Almodovar

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seeing South Africa become a democracy
Canoeing amongst hippos and crocodiles in the Ocavango swamps
Cycling over the mountains of Montenegro

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach how to shoot and edit on video, and how to feed a baby parrot. I can help you brainstorm ideas and write a proposal. I can teach you how to change a tyre on a bicycle.
I would like to learn Spanish.

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