Mitzi du Plessis

Mitzi manages Malachite Marketing & Media (Pty) Ltd, a company specialising in electronic and print publications, copywriting, editing and promotional campaigns .

Mitzi has extensive experience in writing for science, engineering and technology; the environment; IT; mining; manufacturing; and tourism, having worked for big organisations and corporates in all these sectors. Large projects are her forté, such as the international campaign her company ran for the launch of the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT).
Awards include several PRISA Prism Awards   for excellence in Public Relations and Communications, Event Management and Media Relations, as well as the PRISA Chairman’s Award..

Her qualifications include an honours degree in applied linguistics and a postgraduate diploma in marketing management. She has presented on a wide range of marketing communication topics at national and international conferences. Mentoring young communication professionals is one of her passions. .

Her love of nature, travel, adventure and photography has led her to explore remote islands in the Indian Ocean, rainforests in Borneo, deserts in the United Arabian Emirates and mountain ranges in Africa.