Leonie March

Freelance journalist Leonie March has lived and worked as a Southern Africa correspondent in the South African port metropolis of Durban since 2009.
She regularly undertakes research trips to other countries in the region, including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Lesotho, Angola, Botswana and Namibia.

The journalist keeps a long-term eye on political and social developments in the region, even beyond election dates or anniversaries. She is interested in the people behind the headlines, in Africa beyond the clichés, environmental and socio-political issues, start-ups and the cultural scene.
Her radio reports, features and portraits can be heard on Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, SRF and ORF, among others. Her articles have appeared in Frankfurter Rundschau, Spiegel Geschichte and der Freitag, among others. In 2018, DuMont published her book "Mandela's Dream" about South Africa's democracy between crash and departure.

Leonie March grew up in the Rhineland, did a traineeship at Saarländischer Rundfunk after graduating and hosted the early morning show of Deutschlandfunk Kultur before moving to South Africa. Since the beginning of 2022, the freelance foreign correspondent has been chairwoman of the World Reporter Network. Together with her colleagues Bettina Rühl and Sarah Mersch, she founded the online magazine Afrika-Reporter.

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Mozambique: How informal workers find jobs through an app

Mozambique: How informal workers find jobs through an app

A Contribution by Leonie March

There are only about 1 million jobs in the East African country. The majority of the population works in the informal sector, and it can be difficult for them to find customers. Biscate offers a digital solution - without the need for internet, data or smartphones.

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