Gill Moodie (@grubstreetSA) is a freelance journalist, media commentator and the publisher of Grubstreet (www.grubstreet.co.za). She worked in the print industry in South Africa for titles such as the Sunday Times and Business Day, and in the UK for Guinness Publishing, before striking out on her own. Email Gill at and follow her on Twitter at @grubstreetSA.
Gill Moodie (@grubstreetSA) has worked as a reporter, sub-editor and middle manager in the print industry in various cities in South Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
She once managed the first-ever Russian Guinness Book of Records (in Cyrillic) for Guinness Publishing in London with a team of vodka-fueled copy editors in Moscow.
In South Africa, she has worked as a general news reporter, a business reporter and sub-editor for the Sunday Times, Business Day and the Daily Dispatch. At the latter, she was the features editor and also edited a community paper for the rural Transkei and a paper for East London's Mdantsane township.
She is now based in the unlikely town of East London in the Eastern Cape, where she is a freelance journalist, media commentator and the publisher of Grubstreet (www.grubstreet.co.za).
Like Paris Hilton, I had occasion to frequent a South African court house this past week. It might have been a simpler affair if I too had been nicked on the wrong side of a dagga cloud but, alas, I was paying a traffic fine for a lapsed car-licence disc.