Erin Conway-Smith

Erin Conway-Smith is GlobalPost's Senior Correspondent for Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg. She previously lived in Beijing where she was founding editor of Asia Weekly, an award-winning current affairs magazine. Erin has also reported for The Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, International Herald Tribune, CBC Radio and Maclean's magazine. Under her editorship, Asia Weekly received an excellence award at the Asian Publishing Awards in Singapore. Erin also won a Hong Kong reporting fellowship from the Canadian Association of Journalists. She was shortlisted for Journalist of the Year at the 2011 Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards. Erin was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Canada and studied at the University of Western Ontario. She has a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. Follow her on Twitter: @ejcs.

How filming Mad Max damaged a fragile desert in Namibia

South Africa’s college students are burning their campuses. Here’s why

South Africa’s extreme drought is bad for hippos, pretty great for lions

10 million African children are now obese or overweight

South Africa has a Native American racism problem. Here’s why.

South Africa has 10 kings. Some have been getting away with murder for years

Japan doesn’t stop married women from keeping their names. It just makes it really, really hard

Nicki Minaj joins new squad: Celebs who perform overseas for human rights abusers

South Africa debates a taboo question: Was Mandela a sellout?

Rap is resistance in slave-owning Mauritania

The biggest threat to West Africa’s traditional fisheries might be your appetite

South Africa’s roads are shockingly deadly

Can African countries reverse the continent’s devastating brain drain?

‘Lion Park’ where an American was mauled to death has a controversial past

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