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Our Staff

Sharon Sorour-Morris

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Sharon brings 30 years’ experience in media to her role as Communications Manager. A seasoned journalist, writer and editor, she has worked for a myriad print and digital publications over the years, including both consumer and customer titles. She has an undergraduate and an Honours degree in Journalism, and cut her teeth in the profession as a reporter on The Argus newspaper in the early 1990s. She has since worked for Associated Media Publishing, Highbury Safika Media and Media24, where she spent 10 years first as editor of Reader’s Digest followed by eight years as DRUM assistant and deputy editor. While print remains her first love, she is equally at home in the digital media space. An avid reader, she is also a published author and an experienced book critic.

Aziza Patandin

Project Co-ordinator
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Aziza worked in the publishing industry for 12 years before joining the Cape Town Partnership and CCID in 2008 as a member of the communications division, operating across the many projects undertaken by both that organisation and the CCID in the days when the CCID was still managed by the Partnership. Aziza became a fulltime member of the CCID in August 2013 when it set up its own dedicated Communications Department.

Scott Arendse

Online Co-ordinator
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Scott has been in the information technology arena for 18 years in varied roles from systems management lecturing to server support. Initially a consultant to the CCID, he joined the team fulltime in 2013 to optimise the organisation’s online content and operations, continually looking at ways to enhance the CCID’s online profile and grow its audience.

Simangele (Sims) Mzizi

Staff Writer
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Originally from KwaZulu-Natal, Simangele, affectionately known as Sims, is a writer. She joined the CCID in late 2017. With a diploma in Journalism and a PR qualification, she’s spent a number of years working across the media spectrum, from online and print to television. She has experience working in the business-to-business environment and the non-profit sector, as well as for content and communications agency and in a business incubator. An adventurous spirit, Simangele’s name – in isiZulu – means “amazement” or “we’re surprised”, and she looks forward to years of her surprising, amazing, entertaining and informing readers across the CCID’s many media platforms.