24 July 2024 | 04:55 AM

Susan Comrie

Susan took an unconventional career path into investigative journalism. After studying graphic design and art direction, she joined the Daily Voice as a freelance entertainment writer before she eventually managed to persuade her various editors to let her write more in-depth, investigative features. In 2009, Susan joined Carte Blanche, a prime-time investigative journalism television series where she spent five years exposing controversial mining deals, including the politically-connected Goldfields BEE deal as well as the collapse of Aurora Empowerment Systems. In 2015, she joined City Press, where she did her first investigations into the Gupta empire. In August 2016, Susan jumped at the chance to join amaBhungane. In 2017, she was named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the Year for her investigations at amaBhungane and City Press into the Guptas’ Optimum Coal Mine, and in 2018 was part of the team who won the Taco Kuiper Award for Investigative Journalism for their work on the #GuptaLeaks. Studying part-time, Susan completed a BA through Unisa, majoring in African Politics and World Languages and Literature. She completed her Honours in International Politics in 2020.

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