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Jenny Crwys-Williams

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Jenny Crwys-Williams - Motivational Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Mc and Presenter - Johannesburg

Jenny's career in journalism began in the United Kingdom, where she worked as deputy editor of Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough Life. In South Africa she has worked as woman's editor of The Natal Mercury, the Johannesburg Bureau Chief of Cosmopolitan and the founding editor of the super-luxurious Excellence magazine for the Sun International group. She was also the founding editor for Changes, Choices and Sunday magazine. Jenny moved into the electronic media after a successful audio test with the BBC in London in the 80s, and Talk Radio 702 was a natural choice when she found herself back home. Interviews have included Archbishop Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk, Meryl Streep, Peter O'Toole, Sarah Brightman, Lord Snowdon, Graham Hancock, Faye Dunaway, Ruby Wax, Helen Mirren, Oprah, David Frost, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Paul Theroux. Jenny is the author of a number of books, including; The Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations (1994 and 1999) and In the Words of Nelson Mandela (1998).

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Jenny Crwys-Williams is the host of her own daily show on Radio 702, covering current affairs to food, lifestyles to in-depth interviews with prominent personalities, both international and local, to battles and books. Apart from writing books herself (see below), Jenny Crwys-Williams regularly hosts visiting authors, interviewing them in front of a live audience (Chocolat author, the best-selling Joanne Harris, was one of her largest functions). On the corporate front, Jenny is much in demand as a Master of Ceremonies, interviewer and public speaker.

South African born, but having lived abroad for long periods, her career in journalism began in the United Kingdom. She was deputy editor of Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough Life and freelanced for the likes of The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and The Field. In 1976 she returned to South Africa as woman’s editor of The Natal Mercury, a position she held for six years.

In 1984 Jenny Crwys-Williams was appointed Johannesburg Bureau Chief of Cosmopolitan, resigning after nine months to launch and edit Excellence magazine for the Sun International Group. She was founding editor for Changes, Choices and the Argus Group’s Sunday Star Magazine.

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As a freelance, she edited Excellence again from June 1992-September 1993, as well as contributing to Style and She has edited Banana Sunday, The South African Book of Lists, The Cape of Good Cooks and other South African publications. Voice tested by the BBC, she decided to move into radio and joined 702 Talk Radio.

As an author, she has written I Want Love in South Africa, Dear God (1987); South Africa’s Ten Best (1987, ’88 & ’89 ); South African Despatches - Two Centuries of the Best of South African Journalism (1988); A Country at War 1939-1945 (1992); Food for Thought (1994) and The Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations (1994 and 1999). Her book, In the Words of Nelson Mandela, a best-seller in paperback in South Africa, has also been published in Holland, the U.K. and Australia. She is currently working on an update of In the Words of Nelson Mandela for 2003 and a new edition of The Penguin Dictionary of South African Quotations scheduled for the latter part of 2004.

Winner of the "Best Daytime Show" in the MTN Radio Awards 2010.

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