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.

Hey Neighbour Festival promises three days of fun and music

A nearly barren farm is being transformed into a magical venue hosting 50 artists and more than 50,000 expected fans.

LEONIE WAGNER | A tale of two marathons

Less than 100km separates the venues of the Soweto Marathon and the Jacaranda City Challenge but they could be on different planets.

Murder's OK. But do not kick the dog

Perhaps no-one was as surprised as Deon Meyer himself when his crime fiction career exploded into global fame

Why colouredness comes with anger

A book by Tessa Dooms and Lynsey Ebony Chutel explores the intricacies of being coloured, and charts ways out of the traps of classification.

Grit and glamour: Devil's Peak

The TV adaptation of Deon Meyer's crime novel 'Devil's Peak' is filmed in the underbelly of Cape Town, where life goes on no matter how tough, writes ...

Devil's Peak comes to the small screen

Based on Deon Meyer’s crime thriller Devil’s Peak, published in Afrikaans as Infanta in November 2005. A detective grapples with the daunting task of ...

Caster Semenya: Peace in the eye of the storm

Leonie Wagner chats to Caster Semenya, who is finally ready to reveal the pains and triumphs of her career.

Rhythmic revelry: The inaugural Trace Awards rocks Kigali's BK Arena to capacity

South African talent shines at the inaugural Trace Awards.

Inaugural Trace Awards set to ignite Kigali

African music and creativity are about to take centre stage as Nigerian artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist D’Banj, along with Angolan ...

Treading the boards for change

The Cape Flats Players was an underground theatre troupe started in 1973. Fifty years later, former members talk to Leonie Wagner about how they ...