Ruan Jooste has been a financial writer for close to 20 years. Her previous stints include editor positions at Financial Mail, Business Day, Finweek and Daily Maverick. She has also ventured into corporate communications and public relations, and even tried working for herself. She returned to financial journalism in 2019 by joining the Business Maverick team as associate editor, and in February 2021 she stepped into the position of senior reporter at the Sunday Times. She is the 2010 recipient of the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award.