Welcome Lishivha has written for Getaway Magazine, Mail & Guardian and the City Press where he served as the Arts and Lifestyle Co-Editor. His piece Site Visits is prescribed in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Johannesburg and was shortlisted for the Gerald Kraak Anthology Volume 2. The collection went on to win the Lambda Literary prize for best anthology. Lishivha has also been longlisted for the City Press Non-fiction award.

He enjoys baking complicated pastries, trying out new eateries and reading liberally. He is the Creative Director at Bare Stories and holds an MA in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University plus a bachelor of arts from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Writing & Editing services

In addition to freelance journalism, I write and clean copy for publications, public relations companies and organizations in need of a polished word.

Public Speaking

I am a charming and well-informed master of ceremonies and have extensive experience in hosting and organizing public dialogues, dating as far back as 10 years. I do television and radio interviews about writing, travel and LGBTI advocacy.

Social Media

I have successfully managed social media for Getaway Magazine, consulted organisations on campaigns, and executed campaigns with the likes of Canon, Toyota, Sho’t Left and Ford.

Creative Consulting

I offer editorial counsel on media campaigns, written projects and organizing or facilitating dialogues. I joined the World Economic Forum’s media team as a consultant for the meeting in Africa.

Send an email to wlishivha@gmail.com for rates 💌