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Investigative Journalist

Sometimes RD deeply investigates a single topic of interest, such as political corruption, corporate wrongdoing and environmental concerns.


Interpretive (or interpretative) journalism

This goes beyond the basic facts of an event or topic to provide context, analysis, and possible consequences. Since one must have a broad familiarity with and understanding of the subject, and looking for patterns, motives, and influences that explain the issue, RD investigates the topics that has a huge interest for her namely: health, nutrition, longevity, environment, conservation and integral theory.

Special causes

Ties brands with CSE projects to report on social economic and CSR issues.

Magazine Editorials + Features

Work published

Feature articles, opinion pieces, thought leadership articles, human interest stories, investigative reporting and news, photojournalism, video broadcast

South African: Caxton, Natal Witness, Witness Weekend, Pretoria News, Sunday Times Lifestyle, Star (IOL Travel), Africa Independent (IOL)
Abroad: LA Times, Boston Global

Consumer Magazines:
Automotive Industry: Speed and Sound, Two Wheels, SA 4×4, Leisure Wheels, Bikers Lifestyle, Bike SA

Business to business:

CapeMedia Publications: Leadership, Opportunity, Achiever, Energy Forecast, Mining Prospectus, Ubuntu, Explore, Leaders in Wellness, Blue Chip, Black Business Quarterly (BBQ), Harvest SA, Sport, Road Ahead,  Project Manager, Service

Other SA consumer magazines:

Marie Claire, True Love, Beautiful Brides, Baby Gro, Waiting Room

Inflight magazines:

Khulula, Sawobona, Mango Juice


Restless Me, Transitions Abroad, International Living, Marco Polo, GoNomad, Travel and leisure, Travel Africa

Online streaming broadcasting:

Broadcast interviews; Business Network Radio, Alive to Green, Tomorrows Leaders Convention, SMME Opportunity Roadshows, Clean Business International, Skills Development Summit, BBQ Awards

Specialised skills
Thorough research skills for investigative reports
Interviewing expertise print, broadcast

Broad insight and knowledge base of:
Wellness, health and fitness

Automotive Industry
Corporate Business
Travel And Tourism
Social And Environmental Affairs
Transport, Shipping And Rail


Technical + analytical + detailed writing skills – dashed with creativity + insight

Trained in photo technology and videography for reproduction in print broadcast and online
Photo and Video editing

Cover stories in Leadership x 8
Nominated for Ubuntu Tubbies Award for article on Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma UN Chairperson (Leadership mag)


Rizel Delano is one of my regular contributors for both my publications: Opportunity and Ubuntu. Throughout the years she delivered exceptional written content, well researched and always delivered on time. I can recommend her for anything as she is always willing to partake in any project. – Tracee Harvard – Editor: Cape Media Publications

Rizel is a well versed and experienced writer. She has written countless articles for Leadership with around five of them reaching cover status. If I look for a writer to interview a CEO, I always think of Rizel first. – Lindsay King – Editor: Leadership Magazine

Published Work

Some Published Articles (Online And Print) Can Be Found Here:



Being Mediocre is not an option: Lady Zamar – page 76


Cover Story on Arnoux Mare:




2017 and older… –

Henley Business School MBA –

Service Magazine Online: Without favour of prejudice –

Service Magazine October 2014: Cover Story: Demarcation Board:

BBQ Magazine – October 2014: This land is our land… Page 18  –

BBQ Online: –

Leadership Magazine

Leadership September: (Reverend Dr Vukile Mehana, chairman of the Sizwe IT Group Page 74) –

Cover story January 2014, Richard Vallihu, Page 12 to 17 –

Scramble for African Resources Article Page 48 to 51

Cover story Oct 2013 (Jeff Gadebe – Minister of Justice) Page 16-21)

Cover story Sept 2013 (Shameel Joosub – CEO Vodacom):

Inside story Sept 2013 (Thabang Molefi – Author of Dollars to Soweto):

Inside story July 2013 (Janine Hills – CEO Vuma Reputation Management) Page 28-29 –

Inside story May 2013 (Grant Pattison) Page 32-35:

Inside Story April 2013 (Richard Branson – Virgin Group – Success Summit) Page 26-27 –

Cover story March 2013 (Michael Jordaan – CEO FNB Bank) Page 14 to 21 –

Inside story March 2013 on Page 48 to 52 (Gideon Galloway – CEO Kings Price)

Inside story Feb 2013 (Jon-Foster Pedley) Pages 48 and 49:

Cover story Jan 2013 (Dr Dlamini Zuma – Chairperson of AU) – Story on Page 12 to 17

Inside Story Jan 2013 (Phuti Mahanjele – CEO Shanduka Group) Page 27 to 29:

Ubuntu Magazine:

Opportunity Magazine:

Page 18-22:

Page 46-49:

Energy Forecast Magazine:

Page 16-17:

Mining Prospectus:

Lifestyle Phd

Various Articles on Lifestyle Phd