Karyn Maughan

Karyn Maughan is a specialist legal journalist who writes for Business Day, News24 and Financial Mail. She also contributes to Newzroom Afrika.

Memeburn has named her one of South Africa’s ‘most influential journalists’ which is further affirmed by the number of followers on her twitter account which now numbers almost 310 000.

In her work and as a journalist, her obvious passion is about the role that law plays in achieving functional democracy. Through this work, she provides big picture analysis on why certain court rulings have been game-changers in the South African story.

She also produces hard-hitting documentaries for eNCA’s ‘Checkpoint’.

Karyn further provides legal analysis on Al Jazeera, 702, SABC, eNCA and other outlets.

She started her career working in a morgue and went on to cover some of South Africa’s most high profile criminal trials – including the case against Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

She has two bestselling books in her name. The first on the murder of strip club kingpin – ‘Lolly Jackson: When Fantasy Becomes Reality’. The other was on the so-called “The Modimolle Monster – Love is War”. The story of Johan Kotze.

She produced multiple acclaimed documentaries while working as a legal journalist for eNCA – including programmes on Reeva Steenkamp, apartheid hitman Joe Mamasela, Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and his relationship with his mother and Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.