Friday, 19 October 2018
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We specialise in producing articles, reports and books on a range of development issues for NGOs, international development agencies and educational publishers.

We have been commissioned to write a wide range of nationally and internationally published material on democracy, HIV and AIDS, children’s rights, ageing and gender, and community development.


iMEDIATE has an international reputation for accurate, sensitive and effective editing.
Our strength is turning complex ideas into accessible, plain language. We can offer in-house translations into African and European languages.

Recent writing and editing commissions include:

  • Editor: Thandanani Time-Supporting older caregivers in the era of HIV&AIDS. AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA). 2009
  • Guest Editor: Sexual and Reproductive Rights - HIV and AIDS Trilogy, Volume 1,1. Agenda Feminist Media issue 75. (2008)
  • Human Science Research Council (HSRC)
  • Contributor: Giving and Solidarity. Centre for Civil Society. UKZN. (2008)
  • Author: When My Dad Comes Home. Shuter and Shooter. (2007)
  • Editor: ChildrenFIRST, bi-monthly children’s rights journal. (until October 2005)
  • Author: A Better World – a reader on children’s rights and HIV/AIDS. Heinemann. (2005)
  • Co-author: Sexual Abuse of Young Children in South Africa. HSRC. (2004)
  • Author: Child Participation Report Monitoring Child Socio-economic Rights in SA. Institute for Democracy in South Africa (Idasa). (2004)
  • Contributor: Child Poverty and the Budget. Idasa. (2000 and 2003)
  • Author: Stolen Childhood – dossier on child rape. (2003)
  • Co-author: Friends for Life - Children’s Book dealing with HIV/AIDS Awareness Heinemann. (2004).
  • Editor: Chronic Poverty Report. (2004)
  • Co-editor: The Reality of Aid, independent review of international development cooperation. (1997 - 2004)
  • The Ageing and Development Report. HelpAge International. (2003)
  • Co-author: Impacts and Interventions: the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the children of South Africa. Unicef. (September 2002).
  • Editor, contributor: Social Development Review. ICSW. (2000-2002)
  • Co-author: Pregnancy and HIV/AIDS: A practical guide. TAC/AIDS Law Project. (2001)
  • Contributor: Siyaya! Journal of Idasa. (1996-2001)
  • The KwaZulu-Natal Official Travel Guide. . Tourism KwaZulu-Natal. (1999)
  • Integrated Rural Development Report. 1996 
  • ‘Rural Communities, Civil Society and Local Government’ – A report on a series of sub-regional workshops held in KwaZulu-Natal. (1995)
  • Rural Development Directory – Regional Consultative Forum on Rural Development. (1996)