Cheryl has worked in a freelance and consultancy capacity on a wide range of projects which have involved:
  • Researching and writing articles for newspapers, magazines, printed and online media and newsletters
  • Editing reports and research documents into accessible and user-friendly formats for publication
  • Conducting and writing up interviews in various formats
  • Editing books for self-publishing authors
  • Conducting and writing up research through the use of interviews and desk top reviews
  • Writing for and editing a magazine for Southern Africans living in Australia
  • Conducting social media activities for businesses
  • Compiled and produced annual reports and other publications for organisations, as well as a cookery book for a cooking school
  • Conducted evaluations
  • written business profiles and website copy

Since starting to work independently in 1999, Cheryl has been contracted by organisations and institutions including the following:

  • Oxfam Australia
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
  • Oxfam International (Joint Oxfam HIV and AIDS Program)
  • Independent Projects Trust (IPT)
  • Jali Commission of Inquiry into prisons in South Africa
  • South Africa's Municipal Demarcation Board
  • Childline South Africa
  • Human Rights Watch
  • AIDS Foundation of South Africa
  • South African Police Services (project funded by the European Union)
  • Church of Central Africa Presbytery Synod of Livingstonia (for Oxfam Novib)
  • SAbona magazine for Southern Africans living in Australia
  • Woza Moya Project based in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Security Focus magazine for the professional security practitioners
  • Business Against Crime KwaZulu-Natal
  • South African Human Rights Commission
  • Electoral Institute of South Africa
  • Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME)
  • Redlands Centre for Women
Cheryl has Honours (Bachelor) degrees in Criminology and Communication from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Journalism and Media Studies, and English) from Rhodes University.


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