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KIMON DE GREEF


Freelance Journalist • South Africa 

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KIMON DE GREEF


Freelance Journalist • South Africa 

About

I am a freelance journalist from Cape Town, South Africa. I mostly write about environmental crime, informal trades & conflict over natural resources, with a broader interest in covering stories that are absent from the public record. At present I am working on my first book, an inside account of South Africa's illicit abalone trade co-written with a former poacher. It is due for publication in September 2018.

I've written for the New York Times, Guardian, NatGeo, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera and Roads & Kingdoms, among other outlets. Locally, I've published most regularly with the Mail & Guardian and GroundUp News. I am the Cape Town stringer for the New York Times and occasionally report breaking news stories, though I spend most of my time working on longer features. A selection of my work can be seen here. I also hold a masters in conservation biology from the University of Cape Town. Please get in touch with any questions, story ideas or to say hi!

(Top photo by Shaun Swingler)