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Journalism Portfolio

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

Had Published Article Placements In These Newspapers:

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

And These Consumer Magazines:

Automotive Industry: Speed and Sound, Two Wheels, SA 4×4, Leisure Wheels, Bikers Lifestyle, Bike SA, Marie Claire, True Love, Beautiful Brides, Baby Gro, Waiting Room, Restless Me, Transitions Abroad, International Living, Marco Polo, GoNomad, Travel and leisure, Travel Africa

And These Trade Magazines:

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

And These Inflight Magazines:Khulula, Sawobona, Mango Juice

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


Cover stories in Leadership x 8

Nominated for Ubuntu Tubbies Award for article on Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma UN Chairperson (Leadership mag)


Lizel Olivier –Client Liaison Officer: Cape Media Publications

“Rizél Delano has been assisting Cape Media Corporation, in particular Leadership magazine on a freelance basis. She is one of the best writers we have worked with in the industry and always willing to help, no matter how big or small the job. Rizél’s attention to detail is magnificent. We highly recommend her for any project.”

Tracee Harvard – Editor: Cape Media Publications

“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.” 

 Lindsay King – Editor: Leadership Magazine

“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.” 

Specialist In…

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 or her clients- which incorporate a wide range of subjects.

Special causes

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

Published Work

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

Please note that I have written a lot of articles and these are just a few. Some of the links may also be outdated as magazines clean up their archives and either move content or delete it entirely so Im not sure if you will be able to access some.



February 2019 Issue

Inside The Brand Gautengers Love to Hate – Article on SA E-tolls – Coenie Vermaak – Page 90



Ambitious In Wealth Creation – Empathetic In Leading: Page 134

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


Cover Story on Arnoux Mare:


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:

Opportunity Magazine:

Page 18-22:

Page 46-49:

Energy Forecast Magazine:

Page 16-17:

Mining Prospectus:


Mining Prospectus:

Leisure Wheels

Leisure Wheels: Journey of a Mighty River