Author

 
​Heidi Swart

​Heidi Swart

Heidi Swart has a background in social work and social research. She made a career change to journalism in 2010 when she was accepted for a cadetship at Independent Newspapers. This involved a year of in-house training with the Cape Argus and Independent's investigations unit, under the auspices of veteran investigator Ivor Powell. Following this, she worked at the Cape Community Newspapers for six months, a branch of Independent Newspapers. She completed a six-month internship at the Mail & Guardian's centre for investigative journalism, amaBhungane. She is currently the Eugene Saldanha Fellow for social justice reporting.
    Contractual spat puts justice system in peril
    Contractual spat puts justice system in peril
    On April 6 2012, 15-year-old Don Steenkamp stormed into the Griekwastad police station, his face, hands and shirt covered in blood.