Freelance writer, African-to-the-bone,
and owner of Copy Candy
Stacey Vee has worked in South African media and advertising for 11 years. When she’s not reading travel brochures, or cooking up local favourites like Bobotie, Malva pudding and Soetkoekies, she’s writing her heart out. Stacey is based in Jozi (that’s Johannesburg) – the economic hub of the African continent, and interestingly, the largest manmade forest on the planet! It’s also home.
Stacey Vee’s favourite South African book: ‘1001 Places to See before You Die: Places to Go, Things to See in Southern Africa’
Stacey Vee’s favourite place in South Africa: Hogsback in the Eastern Cape. It’s been claimed that South African-born author JRR Tolkien, got his inspiration for Lord of the Rings from the Amatola Forest in that area.
Stacey Vee’s favourite South Africa slang word: ‘Bakgat!’ or ‘awesome’ in local language Afrikaans.