Fran Kirsten

Membership Number: SAF02865

Contact Details

Company Name:Out-There Communications
Work Address:PO Box 2684
Province:Western Cape

Profession Details

Media:Newspapers, Public Relations, Trade Publications, Social Media
Speciality:Environment, News, Politics, Financial
Profession:Writer, Copywriter, Photojournalist, Social Media Expert, Journalist


One of my strengths while working as a community journalist and freelance writer was my extensive investigative journalism. This often resulted in my articles being printed in national publications such as the Sunday Times and Die Burger (to name but a few). Reporting on Local Government and environmental matters were one of my duties while working with Knysna-Plett Herald. This resulted in many hours of researching the inner workings of the Knysna Municipality, which gave me excellent insight into how the media and residents view and interpret what the organisation does and, in their opinion, does not do. My writing did not only involve hard-news stories, but I was often found reporting on matters of social awareness. Effectively giving a voice to those that do not have one. This included creating awareness of dire needs within the indigent communities, often resulting in charitable contributions to alleviate some struggles within these communities. As the news room was often stretched, I also wrote numerous advertorials and covered sporting and events/festivals. To view articles written for both the Knysna-Plett Herald and the George Herald while in their employ please visit:

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