Leonie Wagner started her journalism career as a court reporter. She traded her court shoes for champagne flutes reporting on SA's A-list celebrities as an entertainment reporter for The Times and later the Sunday Times. She is passionate about telling human interest stories and compelling features that give readers a glimpse of the realities of ordinary South Africans and high-profile personalities.

Right amount of grit: international parkour pro flips around Jozi

Sydney-born star takes advantage of lockdown in central Joburg to scale and appreciate its architecture

'Dance is me. I am dance,' says Soweto's dauntless Nomsa Manaka

A pioneer of African dance who has been saved by her art form before now looks to it to see her through another trial.

Forget the boutiques, thrifting may just find you that fashion gem

It's a Wednesday afternoon in the Johannesburg CBD. De Villiers Street is a cacophony of blaring music, hooting taxis and hawkers pushing their goods.

Absa's Tshiwela Mhlantla on the 'difficult and taxing journey' to success

“There is no such thing as a balanced life.” Tshiwela Mhlantla, one of Absa’s head honchos, says it has taken her almost two decades to come to terms ...

'I'm in heaven, I've never been happier,' says US actress on Limpopo stay

US actress Briana Evigan here to film a seven-part documentary series with her production company, MoveMe.

We will sweep it up, say Soweto women after looting and unrest

While most in SA were left traumatised and feeling helpless by the recent riots, two Joburg-based women found the inner strength to begin picking ...

How Thunberg is 'saving' the planet for the Greta good

We all know the story of Greta Thunberg, the 15-year-old who bunked school and sat on the rose-coloured cobblestones outside Sweden’s parliament to ...

WATCH | 'Many people walk this street without knowing what happened here'

On a winter morning of 1976, the children of Soweto had had enough of being told what to do by the apartheid state. They came out in their thousands ...

Time to heel: sex workers hit streets to demand their job be made legal

The call to make sex work legal gets on the road as activists highlight the dangers and challenges of the profession

Natasha’s solo bid for Miss Universe

As one of the top 10 favourites going into the Miss Universe pageant next weekend, Natasha Joubert hopes the crown will pass from one South African ...