Francois Rabe

Membership Number: SAF01303

Contact Details

Company Name:Media Mule ZA and FlyingCrow
Work Phone:083 303 3535
Home Phone:083 303 3535
Cell Phone:083 303 3535
Fax Number:086 729 4535
Work Address:Box 15315
City:Cape Town
Postal Code:8018
Province:Western Cape
Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Advertising, Books, Newspapers, Internet - Website and Blogging, Public Relations, Consumer Magazines, Trade Publications, Films
Speciality:Columnist, Culture, Environment, General, News, Property, Travel, Profiles, Academic, Business/Finance, Consumer issues, Legal, Technical writer, Training
Profession:Copyeditor, Editor, Project Manager, Publisher, Researcher, Subeditor, Translator, Writer, Copywriter, Photojournalist, Proofreader, Journalist, Publicist, Photographer, Videographer, TV/Video/Film Producer




I practice as a media, communications and strategy specialist and have 25 years’ experience in the field of media, communications and publishing, and am a qualified, CAA-licensed drone pilot.

Personal attributes include proficiency in senior management and budgets, and planning, reporting and presentation skills.

While foremost an editorial person, of late I am one of a handful of pilots qualified by the South African Civil Aviation Authority to fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones), and serve the industries of Agriculture, Surveying, Insurance, Infrastructure and Construction, Real Estate and Media.  

Apart from a keen interest in current affairs, I have been fortunate to have travelled extensively as part of both my work responsibilities and privately (both in Africa and every other continent) and had the opportunity to be involved with a number of multinationals on their communication and brand strategies locally and abroad. I consider myself to have excellent problem-solving, organisational, time management and communication skills.

I have 25 years of experience in active media of all types. Academically I have a BA Law degree from Stellenbosch University with social sciences (Sociology and Political Science) as anchor courses (as well as part of an LL.B-degree), and a diploma in Development Studies from the University of South Africa (UNISA) with Anthropology as major. I am perfectly fluent in English and Afrikaans, have some proficiency in German and a very basic understanding of written Mandarin.


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