Jon's Portfolio

Jon Pienaar is an award-winning writer and multimedia journalist whose work has featured in Business Day, Brainstorm Magazine, Daily Maverick and other top titles. He ghostwrites a top performing column for MarkLives.com and co-wrote the lead for one of Finweek's top selling covers.

"I'm a tech-loving writer who is adept at making complex concepts accessible and a joy to read. My style is adaptive and versatile, but my true north is engaging readers. I have deep experience in SaaS, B2B, the digital sector and marketing. I'm obsessed with the blockchain and cryptocurrencies - who isn't? I'm a heavyweight writer who relishes challenging topics."

TECH FOCUS

Artificial force for good - Finweek

The man who is about to disrupt identity protection - Finweek

The day broadcast died - Brainstorm Magazine

E-learning for Africa - Fin24

New startup uses receipts as marketing channel - Fin24


GHOSTWRITING

Fake news, real consequences for Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico - Daily Maverick

Ad of the Week: Don’t live for money for Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico - MarkLives.com

Thriving in a poorly-performing economy for Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico - Moneyweb

Quality Education Drives Economic Growth for Oresti Patricios, CEO of Ornico - HuffingtonPost


CUSTOM PUBLISHING

OpenAfrica - [Pdf download] - for Ornico and MarkLives.com

#TheFutureByDesign - for Ornico and MarkLives.com


LONG FORM

Ocean View fishers drowned out by policy - Mail & Guardian


PROFILES

Lay-by for that epic adventure - Finweek

What drives Uber's Alon Lits - Fin24

African Bank - No rescue plan for borrowers - GroundUp


COLUMNS

Global.Ad.Geeks: Lynch takes the milk from the coconut - MarkLives.com

Global.Ad.Geeks: Neeson’s Clash of Clans - MarkLives.com

Global.Ad.Geeks: Shutting the book on terrible tats - MarkLives.com


INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Dead men walking - Noseweek

The sounds of silence - Noseweek


Need to see more? I've got a massive portfolio. If you'd like to see any other form of writing, please pop me an email at jonpienaar [at] gmaildotcom

Please download my resume (PDF format).