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Finwrite 2014 – Friday, 27 June 2014


If you’ve made it to Wits Journalism’s FinWrite in the past, you’ll know it is a day out of the normal working environment where you get to interact up close with experts on business and media. We restrict numbers to just 30, so please be sure to sign up soon to secure your place.

Topics to be covered this year include the economy, the platinum industry, labour after Marikana, energy, competition policy, corporate social responsibility and the African business story.

Our speakers include Renee Bonochoris (Bloomberg), Lerato Mbele (BBC), Michael Kavanagh (Noah Capital), Trudi Makhaya (Economist and writer), Chris Yelland (Energy analyst) and Johan van den Heever (Reserve Bank).

FinWrite this is held on a Friday June 27, 2014 at Wits Journalism in Braamfontein.  There is no charge and lunch is provided downstairs at the Wits Art Museum cafe. We don’t want any no-shows, though, and reserve the right to charge R500 to those who sign up and then don’t attend.

Please send confirmations to Jo-Anne: Jo-Anne.Petersen@wits.ac.za.

Here is a link to the video presentations from FinWrite, 2013:



Kevin Davie


Financial journalism: Wits Journalism

082 449 5974


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Wits Journalism’s FinWrite workshop, which aims to upgrade the working knowledge and writing skills of financial journalists, was held on July 5, 2013 at Wits Journalism in Braamfontein.

Now in its third year, FinWrite has drawn top speakers from economics and finance and leading financial journalists. Participants have come from all media and speakers from business, government and civil society.

FinWrite 2013 featured elements on the economy, investing in Africa, fracking, companies, mining, labour and the bond markets. Speakers included Songezo Zibi, Alec Hogg, Robert Brand and Ivo Vegter.

View the presentations from the 2013 workshop here.
View the presentations from the 2012 workshop here.
View the presentations from the 2011 workshop here.