Akholiwe Nywebeni

Freelance writer

South Africa

After graduating from the University of The Western Cape, I wrote for wakapost.com, a website that challenged my writing ability. I wrote about technology, politics, and sport after starting a football blog at varsity.
I also started a fashion blog after covering the Spree Style campaign that was published by 'The Plug' magazine in 2018.
In July 2019, I joined Africa's largest football Soccer Laduma and it was there where I honed in on many different writing skills. I wrote articles, covered various brand campaigns with Gillette, PUMA and Lion. I did long-form print interviews for the newspaper and sister football magazine, Kick Off and bulked up my writing experience after working there for one year and one month.

Portfolio
The Cape Town Capitalist
08/28/2021
The Cape Town Capitalist

Since the formalization of real estate in the United States of America in 1908, this market has become the epicentre of economic expansion and economic devastation, all within 113 years. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the property industry still utilized largely traditional financing methods as intermediaries, brokering the sale and purchase of property.

Kick Off
04/02/2020
Paulo Dybala reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo surprised him upon Juventus arrival

Juventus superstar Paulo Dybala admits that he had doubts about Cristiano Ronaldo's personality before he signed for the Italian giants. Dybala, 26, became a host of European-based footballers to be infected but the coronavirus and is said to be well on his way to full recovery in self-isolation.

Kick Off
03/25/2020
Raheem Sterling could leave Manchester City for Liverpool

Manchester City superstar Raheem Sterling left Liverpool in acrimonious circumstances five years ago and he's now made a huge admission about the club. Sterling left Liverpool for City after establishing himself as a key member of the squad and was highly criticised by Reds supporters after sealing a £49million (R1.1 billion) move to the Etihad stadium.

Soccer Laduma
12/05/2019
City Respond To 'Ludicrous' Comitis Solution

In response to Ace Ncobo's strong worded comments, Cape Town City have questioned the former PSL referee's interpretation of the PSL's standard of refereeing. In light of the criticism that the referees in the PSL have received in recent times, City's

Kick Off
01/23/2020
Kylian Mbappe impressed by Liverpool as transfer rumours link him to Liverpool.

French superstar Kylian Mbappe has shared his thoughts on runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool amid transfer rumours linking him to Anfield. Widely considered the best young player in world football, 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, Mbappe shared his verdict on Jurgen Klopp's seemingly unstoppable Reds.

A-I-L fashion
02/11/2019
A-I-L fashion

Fashion, a dynamic blog about fashion from a different perspective. Vintage, brands, identity and symbolism is what this blog focuses on.

Soccer Laduma Issue 1160
02/12/2020
Dino Visser Interview

I interviewed South African goalkeeper, Dino Visser, and asked him about his experience leaving home to further his football career in England.

Kick Off
05/01/2020
Liam Jordan interview

This was a wonderful interview with Liam Jordan, plying his trade in Denmark with HB Køge as the 22-year-old shared his career, the death of father and his ambition as a footballer.

Soccer Laduma issue 1167
04/01/2020
Max McMillan Interview (Page 9 and 19)

I interviewed England-based striker, Max McMillan, who is currently playing for the Leeds United U19 side, as he shared his football journey and desire to play for Bafana Bafana.

Theplugmag
05/02/2018
RNDM Network takes Spree Style to Durban

Pics - @thesearethestreets The SpreeStyle network headed up the coast, to KZN. The Durban edition was symbolic, as it was RNDM`s first campaign outside the Mother City. Like anything done away from home, it`s never going to be smooth sailing.