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Ishay Govender

Tell us about your journey from law to journalism? I actually never intended to leave law. In 2007, I took a three-month sabbatical to travel in Europe (my first trip overseas) and soon found myself writing about the people and cultures I encountered.

My career in “journalism” started with a few tweets in 2009; microblogging is the best way to communicate information online. Instead of wordy articles, bite-sized information is shared via Twitter or Instagram. Blogging light, if you will…

That same year I started a blog called Food and the Fabulous, which won a prize for the best South African

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