There aren't many women newspaper owners in South Africa, so Desiree is a trailblazer. She is editor-in-chief of Zululand Fever, the community newspaper of Richards Bay and its surrounding region. And she holds an equity stake in her successful new title together with Naspers and the Witness Group. A journalist at heart, Desiree has been published widely and in 2004 was named a new literary voice when she won the Fair Lady/CNA new writer competition. Her passions include training young women in various aspects of her business. In her limited leisure time she reads, collects books and goes to the beach with her pets.
Lunch spot: Charlie Crofts, Richards Bay Waterfront