Lyse Comins

Membership Number: SAF01713

Contact Details

Work Phone:0820940597
Cell Phone:0820940597
Secondary Web Address:
Postal Code:4001
Country:South Africa

Profession Details

Media:Advertising, Newspapers, Internet - Website and Blogging, Public Relations, Consumer Magazines, Trade Publications, Social Media
Speciality:General, Travel, Health, Business/Finance, Consumer issues, Humanitarian, News, Education, Columnist, Food, Profiles, Property, Training, Financial
Profession:Writer, Copywriter, Editor, Photojournalist, Trainer/Lecturer, Proofreader, Publicist, Project Manager, Researcher, Powerpoint Designer, Copyeditor


I have worked as a permanent staffer and a freelance journalist for Independent News and Media in Durban and as a freelance journalist for Now Media and Media 24, writing hard and soft news, including: court and crime and business stories; health stories; consumer education articles; investigative pieces; profiles; columns; features and news analysis backgrounders. My articles have been published in The Mercury, The Daily News, The Sunday Tribune, The Star, The Independent on Saturday, Pretoria News, Cape Argus, SA Career Focus Magazine, Freight and Trading Weekly, The Witness, Inspire and Musgrave Mall Magazines and True Love. I also edited a consumer education newspaper called Consumer Fair for several years. I write and edit press releases and handle public and media relations for businesses.  I wrote a consumer column "Taking Issue"  for The Mercury from 2008 until 2008 and presently write a consumer column "Witness Crusaders" for The Witness newspaper.  I lecture part-time in journalism at the Durban University of Technology. I graduated from Technikon Natal with a National Diploma in Journalism and also have a Bachelor of Technology in Journalism (cum laude) from the Durban University of Technology in 2009. 

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