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Barbara Erasmus

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About Barbara Erasmus

Barbara Erasmus is a nomadic freelance journalist who has decided to grow old with a mountain view in Cape Town.She worked for three years as editor of Crime Beat and is a listed writer on Travel Intelligence.

She has written four novels, all set in contemporary South Africa. Kaleidoscope and Even with Insects were published by Penguin in 2004 and 2005.Both were selected for the Exclusive Books Homebru promotion. Kaleidoscope was nominated for the Sunday Times Fiction prize and the Commonwealth Best First Novel award. Kaleidoscope describes the impact of an autistic child on a family; Even with insects is about relationships – with friends,husbands, sons and lovers. Her third novel Chameleon is about white collar crime and marked her progress into the electronic era; it started life as a Crime Beat blook and was published in 2008, under the BOOK SA imprint using POD technology through Electric Book Works. Her new novel, Below Luck Level deals with the challenge of Alzheimer’s, an endemic illness in the new millennium.

Reviews of these novels can be found on her shelf page and her free-lance portfolio is listed below.
She can be contacted at erasmusb@mweb.co.za

FREELANCE PORTFOLIO: BARBARA ERASMUS

BOOKS/REVIEWS
• Rainbow Reading ( Cape Times December 12 2006)
• Something to celebrate ( Cape Times December 12 2006)
• A share in the future ( Teacher July 2006)
• Steinway stakes a claim (Cape Times March 2007)
• Blowing their own trumpets ( Teacher July 2007)
• Women novelists publish locally ( Citizen August 2007)
• An alphabet of crime (Mail&Guardian )
• Is there a leader in the pack? ( Mail&GuardianApril2008)
• Philips Cape to Cairo Road Show ( In-house Symposium 2011)
• In a Class of It’s Own ( Private Edition 2011)
• Daring to Dream ( Private Edition 2011)
• Nothing in Moderation ( Private Edition 2010 )
• A Sound Investment – Steinway Pianos ( Private Edition 2010)
• Dark Video – Click With Caution ( Sunday Times September 2008)
• Rally to Read – More than a Corporate Gesture)
• A Khayelitsha Caper ( Country Life, October 2011)
• Lock up your daughters ( Mercury February 2012)
• Bloomsbury in Cape Town ( Cape Times November 2011)

BUSINESS
• Business schools for Africa (Mail & Guardian – August 2, 2002)
• Training corporate leaders – employment equity (Mail & Guardian – August 2, 2002)
• Corporate travel incentives (Business Travel Now – November 3, 2001)
• The pleasure principle – alternative investments (Men’s Health, Dec 2001)
• Management issues in the new millennium ( Mail & Guardian, Getting Ahead, Post-graduate education supplement, August 3rd 2001)
Is an MBA still relevant in the new millennium?( Sunday Business Times, January 2001
• MBA’s are spoiled for choice. (Business Day, November 20, 2000)
• Techno Trends – the virtual office. (Equinox, Issue 3, 1999)
• Commercial banking – Standard Bank. (in-house publication)
• Rand Merchant Bank – a historical perspective (in-house publication)
• Deloitte Consulting adopts Pretoria Child Welfare (in-house publication)
• Isabel Jones joins forces with Telkom (in-house publication)
• New Kids on the Block – emerging business schools
• Corporate head hunters ( In-house Symposium 2011)

TRAVEL
• Do try to see Argentina (Saturday Star – Travel Section – 4 August 2001)
• Global Village – British Hills (Diversions 27, 2000)
• Japan – country of Contrasts ( Saturday Star Travel Supplement)
• Japan – A South African perspective (Saturday Star – Travel Section. September 1, 2001)
• Tips for the SA traveller in Japan (Travel Now – January 2002)
• Ulusaba – Virgin territory
• Russia by River ( Saturday Star Travel Supplement)
• A sip of Southern Spain ( Weekend Argus/ Saturday Star)
• Starry starry night ( Weekend Argus/ Saturday Star/ Alive)
• Alaska is Awesome (Weekend Argus/ Sunday Tribune)
• Redcoats, Zulus – and David Rattray ( Saturday Star – 2007)
• Modern Mauritius ( Saturday Star – 2008)
• In England’s green and pleasant midlands ( Saturday Star – 2009)
• Zagreb – Cafes, Cathedrals and Catholics ( Weekender – 2009)
• Gearing up for the Winter Olympics – Vancouver 2010 ( Saturday Star February 2010)
• Premier Classe – Shosoloza Meyl Goes Up-Market ( The Weekender)
• Chicago – Technology is Trumps (Saturday Star April 2011)

HUMOUR
• Heavy petting ( Alive)
• Bush Widow Blues (Fair Lady)
• Lucid Lies
• Travels in Wonderland
• The Blackboard Jungle ( Fair Lady)
• Sandpit saga ( Fair Lady)
• A Bridge too far?

HEALTH
• Autism – mind-blindness ( Mail & Guardian, May 4 2001)
• Allopathic medicine and holistic healing
• Discrimination against the mentally ill (Mail & Guardian, October 12 2001: DASG GlaxoSmithKline Media Excellence Award 2001)
• Goals in Sight ( Teacher)
• A Cautionary Tale ( Woman and Home, October 2011)

MEDIA WORK
Corporate Communication Consultants -SOS Children’s Villages
• Success stories – Dorcus Mashale,Jerome Janetjies,Lucky Zwane,Audrey Mothupi
• Architecture – building dreams in concrete
• Bequests – the will to make it happen.
• Happy birthday, Herman Gmeiner!
Zebra Art Register 2002
• Street children’s art
• Absa Atelier awards

 

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