Mariam Isa arrived in Johannesburg in 2000 after working for Reuters news agency in the Middle East, the UK, and Sweden, writing about topics ranging from war to oil, politics, and financial markets. Her stint in Stockholm made her long for a bit of chaos so she came to SA as the companys chief financial correspondent. After seven years her bosses decided shed had too much of a good thing so she had to resign to stay in the country, and joined Business Day as Economics Editor. She has been freelancing for the Sunday Times, the Financial Mail and Destiny magazine since 2014.
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