Pearlie Joubert is currently based in Cape Town where she is the senior journalist for the Mail and Guardian newspaper. Pearlie holds an honours degree in journalism and a BA degree form the University of Stellenbosch. She has worked as a journalist for many years, done extensive research work and co-directed and produced several documentaries on a range of South African themes. She also worked for the Vrye Weekblad previously. Pearlie has a particular interest in undermining the powerful and telling stories that can help shift the dominant discourse.