Heidi Holland has been a journalist and author for over thirty years. As a freelancer she has written for a wide range of international publications including the London Sunday Times, International Herald Tribune and The Guardian. Other projects have included research for leading British television documentaries.

Heidi’s previous titles, published by Penguin Books, include The Colour of Murder and From Jo’burg to Jozi.

Heidi Holland runs a busy guest house in Melville Johannesburg with an international clientele drawn mainly from professionals working in human rights, development and public health, particularly HIV/Aids activists, as well as international journalists and academics.

Dinner with Mugabe

Heidi Holland (far right) with (from left) human rights supremo Archbishop Desmond Tutu, well-known academic and businesswoman Dr Mamphela Ramphele, University of Cape Town vice-chancellor Dr Max Price, organiser of a discussion called Difficult Dialogues in Zimbabwe held at UCT on July 1, 2008, Dr Wilmot James.

Heidi Holland

Heidi Holland.