Leonie Joubert

Leonie Joubert is a science writer and journalist whose books include Scorched, Boiling Point, Invaded and The Hungry Season.

She was the 2007 Ruth First Fellow, was listed in the Mail & Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans You Must Take To Lunch (2008), and was named the 2009 SAB Environmental Journalist of the Year (print/internet category). She has received two Honorary Sunday Times Alan Paton Non-Fiction Awards (in 2007 and 2010 for Scorched and Invaded). She was shortlisted for the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award for 2016, for the proposal for her book idea Cheap Junk. She collaborated with the African Centre for Cities in 2018 to publish Tomatoes and Taxi Ranks, and again in 2020 for Realising Just Cities.