Sarah Hudleston

Membership Number: SAF01866

Contact Details

Secondary Web Address:
Province:Gauteng (South)

Profession Details

Media:Books, Newspapers
Profession:Copyeditor, Proofreader, Publicist, Subeditor, Writer













Sarah Elizabeth Hudleston












  • Seasoned journalist and author with 30 years’ experience in public,  corporate      and media relations, and events management..
  • Newspaper, magazine and public relations experience. Proficiency in rewriting, subbing and layout In-depth knowledge of current affairs and politics in Southern Africa. Good general knowledge. Wide range of writing experience ranging from travel, arts, politics to hard news.
  • Good working and implementation knowledge of web and print design, editing and publishing.
  • Sound networking, public relations, facilitation, leadership, team building, negotiation and project management skills. PR writing skills.
  • Excellent networker with good contacts in government, business and the media.




Nationality:                           South African Citizen


Home Language:                English


Postal Address:                  111 5th Avenue,


                                    SOUTH AFRICA


Contact Numbers:              +27 11 726 7580                 (Home)

                                    +27 11 83 675 8821                       (Mobile)









▪    Newspaper reporting, feature writing, profile writing

  • Web design and publishing
  • Researching, conceptualising and writing biographies
  • Political and travel reporting
  • Selling, conceptualising and writing advertorial pages
  • Corporate Publications
  • Relationship building with stakeholders, funding agencies and communities
  • Team player and good social and  public speaking skills
  • Excellent media contacts


I have held corporate and freelance positions in:


  • The Print Media (Magazines and Newspapers)
  • Electronic Media
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Public Relations Consultancies
  • Large corporate organisations





May 2012 -  July 2013                    Centre for Development and Enterprise.Marketing and Communications Manager


January 2003  -  August 2011     Business Day,  The Weekender: Sub Editor, Feature Writer and News Reporter.


2000 – 2003                                    Research, wrote and published biography

                                                            Morgan Tsvangirai



1998 –2000                                      Freelance Public Relations Assignments (UK)

                                                             Relocated to assist mother who was unwell.



1995 – 1998                                     Times Media Limited:(now Avusa Publishing) Magazine Division. Produced and sold advertorial assignments for Elle Magazine, while also doing freelance travel features for the Sunday Times Magazine.



1993 - 1995                                       Knysna Education Trust:The Knysna Education Trust was set up fund pre-school education for disadvantaged communities. It was during this time that I wrote and researched my book on George Pemba which is today a collectors’ book and which was long-listed for the Alan Paton Award.



1990 - 1993                                      Ogilvy and Mather PR Division:  Was employed as a (Senior Account Manager) and ran the Portnet account, which focused on property development in Richards Bay



1986 – 1990                                     Tiger Oats Group: Corporate Communications Officer:  Produced and edited in house publications for company.



1980 – 1986                                     Public Relations – Sage Holdings, Group Editors,






  • BA Hons in Media and Journalism Studies (University of the Witwatersrand)  2011
  • B.A. Degree in Politics, English and Sociology (University of Cape Town) 1 year (year)
  • IMM Certificate in Marketing Management (Damelin)  1987.




References:  On request



  • Simba  Makunike  Managing Editor, Business Day 

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