20 September 2016

09h30 to 16h30

WITS UNIVERSITY, Johannesburg – Exact location to be announced later.

 09h30 to 10h00  Arrival and registration
 10h00 to 10h10  Welcome and overview of the programme Mandi Smallhorne (President: SASJA)
 10h10 to 11h00  The bigger picture: why write about biodiversity? John Yeld & Mandi Smallhorne
 11h00 to 11h15  Break
 11h15 to 12h00  Making stories out of issues
John Yeld & Mandi Smallhorne
 12h00 to 13h00  Practical exercise
 13h00 to 13h45  Lunch
 13h45 to 15h30 Working with the science of biodiversity
Scientists from Gauteng’s universities and relevant
NGOs will give some news and story ideas
 15h30 to 15h45  Break
 15h45 to 16h30  Brainstorming story ideas and implementation of the mentoring programme
John Yeld and Mandi Smallhorne

The workshop is free of charge , BUT bookings are essential. Bookings will close on 17 September 2016 at 12h00.

A small financial assistance is available to participants outside of the JHB Metropolitan, on application (apply to

Participants must produce a story on the subject within 14 days after the workshop. Free evaluation of your piece will be given