Sam Mathe


A South African journalist, writer and publisher, Sam Mathe is the contributing author of 'South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs' (MME Media, 2010) and 'Brenda Fassie: I Am Not Your Weekend Special' (Picador Africa, 2014). He is also the author of 'From Kippie to Kippies: Group Portraits of South African Jazz, Folk & Soul Musicians' (unpublished). His journalism career started in 1994 at the now defunct PACE magazine. Since then his articles have been published in various South African media including True Love, Drum, City Press, Rapport, Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times, Sunday Independent and Afropolitan – which he edited for three years. Mathe is a Mondi Paper Magazine Award finalist (1996). He is currently the editor and publisher of 'Jazz Life' magazine, SA's definitive jazz guide.

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