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.

Siv Ngesi in pole position as he re-evaluates masculinity

Sorry SA, Siv Ngesi isn't our next Magic Mike or Chippendales recruit. This week the actor and comedian took up pole-dancing lessons, leading many to ...

You can be winning awards and crying yourself to sleep: Zahara

Megastar Zahara opens up about the pain that drove her to drink, the men who hurt and terrified her, and how she wants to give hope with her music

Meet Phathutshedzo Makwarela, SA's storyteller in chief

Even traffic cops forget their duties when they stop the co-creator of Mzansi's hit soapies, 'The River' and 'Legacy'

Meet the Limpopo farmer dubbed the 'goat influencer'

A heavily pregnant Emma walks towards the camera. She’s a natural, posing when instructed and turning her head on command.

IN PICS | Gert-Johan Coetzee on what inspired latest collection

Blue beads lie scattered on the Nguni carpet. Also strewn on the concrete floor are black and grey garment bags with outfits. There's an array of ...

Tlale and Avon join to make up affordable luxury

The designer and cosmetics brand brought Tlale’s spring/summer collection to the fore at the weekend

‘I wanted to end it all’: ProVerb gets candid in tell-all memoir

To many South Africans, he has the world at his feet. But former rapper and Idols SA host ProVerb has revealed harrowing details of his deep ...

Geology graduate goes from rock bottom to changing lives with maths

While struggling to find work, she has devoted herself to helping pupils fall in love with numbers and equations

My first time playing at an event, I felt tears of joy, says Eezo the Blind DJ

When Raeez Kuhn gets on stage and puts on a blindfold before slipping into his DJ role, it is no gimmick.

Natural born spinners: meet the women tearing up tar – and stereotypes

Having just conquered the 'Hollywood of Spinning', they share their high-octane journey with us