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Llewellyn Kriel

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Worked in all media since 1976 (with own radio slot for a few years). Reporter (Pretoria News & RDM), worked extensively in corporate affairs, PR and small-enterprise advertising both as consultant and in-house manager, HOD and director. Former national spokesman for SA mining industry through Chamber of Mines. Skilled in both English and Afrikaans. Mentored young journalists on the job. Lectured in Journalism, PR, English and Writing Skills. Researched, written and presented own courses in public speaking and speech writing. Consumer relations consultant. Revise and chief subeditor in print, 24hr-TV and online media news (working mostly in the field). Studied Divinity at Rhodes and Communications at UNISA. Specialist in mental health and religious affairs writing. Published poet and author of several SA Editorial Style Guides. Frequently published in USA & UK. Winner of 25 national and five international awards in communications. First African to World Championships of Public Speaking (Toastmasters). Pro bono editor for Addiction Action Campaign & SA Depression and Anxiety Group. Social activist for human rights in mental health & addiction issues, for consumers and for freedom of media and speech. Run own companies since 1987. Frequent guest on television and radio talk shows and fierce campaigner for improving media use of English, accuracy and communication skills & standards.