Carolyn Raphaely

Senior Journalist, Wits Justice Project

Carolyn’s professional career and personal interests have always been informed by an insatiable curiosity and a desire to improve the way we live. As associate editor of the Financial Mail, features editor of Finance Week, Johannesburg bureau chief of Cosmopolitan magazine and communications manager of Conservation Corporation Africa under her belt, she brings a maverick approach to the Wits Justice Project. Raphaely cut her journalistic teeth exposing the pitiful conditions experienced by migrant workers living in employer- provided housing in the Western Cape. Subsequently, she’s written extensively about socio-political, human rights and lifestyle issues, housing, business and the environment. She’s also written about travel, décor, design and architecture as a freelancer and spent lengthy periods in some of Africa’s most wild and wonderful places. Right now, she’s obsessed with righting wrongs in SA’s justice system by drawing attention to the mostly ignored plight of people behind bars. Carolyn was named print Legal Journalist of the year by Webber Wentzel in 2011.

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Drama, Year
Master of Arts, City and Regional Planning, Year

Twitter: @CarolynRaphaely