Greg Ardé is a journalist based in Durban, South Africa. He is the editor of KZN INVEST, a business magazine started by Media24.
In the course of his 27-year career Greg has been involved with a number of media, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television. He is the former bureau chief of the Sunday Times in Durban and editor of KZN LIFE magazine, which appeared monthly in the Sunday Times.
He was previously deputy editor of the Sunday Tribune, property editor of the same publication and business editor of The Mercury.
He was the political reporter on the Daily News and worked for the South African Press Association in the run up to South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994. In that time he covered political violence extensively. Greg has a national diploma in journalism from the erstwhile Technikon Natal.
As part of this, he served a year’s internship at the Daily Dispatch in East London (1990) and later ran the Dispatch's Umtata bureau, close to the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. He is deeply committed to issues of justice, accountability and development and wrote a weekly column for 15 years.
Greg has a keen interest in the evolution of cities and in 2013 and 2014, contributed to the Resilient Cities series, an initiative sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. Read more
Greg’s passion for politics, cities and development nurtured a curiosity in business and entrepreneurs and he has run three publications in that vein.
In the course of his career, Greg has also facilitated a number of roundtable talks aimed at improving education, economic development and job creation in Durban, the city he calls home.