Fatima Asmal has accumulated close to two decades of writing experience, since venturing into the field of journalism as a teenager in 1997.

Most of the articles she has written for the Mail & Guardian can be found here, and here.

Here is a selection of some of her work from both, the Mail & Guardian, as well as The Witness:

Mail & Guardian

Durban puts religious unity on map:  Faith groups do more than just tolerate each other in the city’s West end – they actively work together against poverty.

The school that rules the pool:  Unbeaten in national galas, Westville Boys High School is sending swimming champions out into the world.

Durban’s homeless face of harassment:  For hundreds living on Durban’s streets, life is a cycle of poverty, addiction and physical abuse.

Finding Mino:  the quest to find Zuma’s architect:  He is the big cheese who designed so much at Nkandla, so why is he so hard to find?

Nice work if you can get it (Sponsored Feature):  The government needs to create more job opportunities to make people’s lives better.

Anti-semitism claim ‘inflammatory’:  Jewish leaders dismiss Israeli politician’s warning that anti-Israel atmosphere will lead to pogroms.

Runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi retires without fanfare:  How did South Africa’s greatest 800m runner, with a slew of medals including Olympic gold, retire so quietly and without the accolades he deserved?

Anaso Jobodwana on fast track to success:  The budding IAAF World Championships sprinter has no interest in breaking records and is focused only on beating his own times in Moscow

Palestinians take hope from island:  Global campaign to free political prisoners held in Israel will be launched on symbolic Robben Island.

The Witness

From the front lines (Interview with Quarraisha Abdool Karim, associate scientific director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA))

Anything but ordinary (Interview with street child-turned-skateboarder Thalente Biyela):

“It’s not just education, it’s war” (Interview with Ahmed Bawa, the vice chancellor of the Durban University of Technology)

A peep behind the veil (Interview with comedian Riaad Moosa):

“We worked and starved” (Interview with holocaust survivor Elly Gotz):

Making sense of the ugly (Interview with author Shafinaaz Hassim)

“I’ll never forget where I came from” (Interview with Mosibudi Mangena, former minister of science and technology)