I’m a newspaper journalist of 35 years experience, having covered the apartheid era and South Africa’s transition to democracy. Nowadays, though, I’m mainly a popular science writer, publishing freelance articles and books (5 so far) on a range of science and technology topics including medicine, health & fitness, and planetary science. But I also do rivers (2 books in that area) and some politics (1 book on African leadership and Ubuntu, the African humanist philosophy). I have worked in dailies and weeklies, and also as a trainer of journalists while professor and head of a university department of communication in the mid-1990s. Currently I am involved in several projects to do with newspaper launches in Africa, research into digital media in Africa, and workshops on narrative journalism.