Anesca Smith

Anesca Smith
Position
PR and Communication Officer
Country of Origin
South African
Availability
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am – 4pm
Background

Anesca is a journalist by training and over a period of 14 years worked for various publications in South Africa, mainly as a political reporter. She is also a business graduate and qualified chef who obtained her BA in International Business Administration with distinction from Wittenborg University in 2013. She contributed to a book, Bloots, which was published in 2012 by NB Publishers. She has good ties with the African community in the Netherlands and previously worked for Participand Broker in Utrecht - a social enterprise supporting international students, graduates and migrants in the Netherlands by lobbying the private and public sector for internships, jobs, partnerships and research opportunities.

Biography

Anesca Smith is born and raised in South Africa, Anesca has worked as a political journalist in Cape Town and was foreign correspondent for Media24 Newspapers in London, the UK, for two years. In South Africa she won several awards for investigative journalism, including the Media24 Legends Award, for uncovering political abuse of power in parliament. She has written for City Press newspaper, Die Burger, Beeld, Rapport, Sports Illustrated: South Africa, You magazine and others. While completing her studies at Wittenborg she freelanced as a content writer for the university’s website before formally joining its marketing team. She has a website which you can visit here.

 

Expertise / Subjects
South Africa
Travel
Food
Social justice
Politics