Engela Duvenage is the media liaison officer for the Faculty of Science at Stellenbosch University. She serves as a valuable link between journalists and scientists to ensure that local research and science news are also featured in the South African media. She not only provides relevant ideas, background information and articles, but also helps journalists to set up interviews with scientists and to source relevant experts when needed.
She holds a MPhil (Journalism) degree in science journalism from Stellenbosch University. She started off her career as a journalist working for community newspapers, and covered anything from crime to sport. She moved into corporate communication and media liaison, working first for Cape Nature Conservation (now CapeNature) and now for Stellenbosch University. She also does freelance work for various publications.