Amanda de Lange
Received her schooling at Hoërskool Dr E.G. Jansen (1974-1978), then completed a BA (Hons), Communication (1979-1982) at the University of Johannesburg.
She then entered the media world to become a journalist and reviewer with Media24 for the next 30 years, working on almost every aspect of the media industry, from hard news, social issues, finances, entertainment, lifestyle, and travel. Amanda was also the founding editor of the first Afrikaans parenting magazine in South Africa, Baba & Kleuter ("Baby & Toddler"). In this period she also translated a number of books into either Afrikaans or English.
In 2014 she left Media24 to take an course in "Inner Life Skills Coaching" from ILS Coaching International, and began a career as a Master Coach, while still woring as a language practitioner, translator, and columnist whenever the opportunity arises.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
In her period as a journalist with Beeld and Media24, she largely worked in the area of entertainment and lifestyle reporting, writing reviews, publicity materials, doing interviews and writing profiles on several local and international stars.
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