Tanya Pampalone is the executive editor of the Mail & Guardian where she oversees arts and culture coverage, narrative and in-depth features and the publication’s special editions, including the end of year and annual religion issues, as well as 200 Young South Africans and the Book of South African Women. Tanya also lectures on media ethics at the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership at Rhodes University. She began her career as a freelance writer in Prague and went on to become an assistant editor at Buzz magazine in Los Angeles, the food editor at the San Francisco Examiner and managing editor of Maverick and Empire magazines in Johannesburg. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Reader, the San Francisco Examiner, Newsweek, Elle, O Magazine, the Prague Post, Prognosis, Food and Home and Might. She holds a BA in journalism and a master's in writing from the University of San Francisco. Tanya won South Africa's top journalism award in 2012, the Standard Bank Sikuvile for creative journalism and was also a finalist in the features category.
A trip to the Jock Safari Lodge in the Kruger National Park takes us back to the days of ox wagons and wild game.
The Grugq, who is pale, balding, boyishly pudgy and was dressed in a black golf shirt and a zip-up black jersey, looked like he had just woken up.
The international celebrity hotel is cozying up to locals with winter specials and some of the best food in Cape Town. Tanya Pampalone fattens up.
Tanya Pampalone remembers her friend, Mandy Rossouw.
With its bright, floor-to-ceiling window shopfront, the Wits Hospice Shop just might be the coolest thing in town, writes Tanya Pampalone.
Growing up in the global yachting community made for a great memoir.
Tanya Pampalone boarded the Crystal Serenity bubble for the Black Sea to find out how the other 5% live.
Zapiro's cartoons are revolutionary, writes the M&G's features editor, Tanya Pampalone. But defending his latest is proving to be difficult.
Bookstores around the world have been shutting their doors in the face of what looks a lot like publishing Armageddon. What's a bibliophile to do?
The top dogs of anti-corruption came out in force to support a new initiative. But can they make us all believe?