Mandy de Waal is a writer and journalist who reports on technology, corruption, business, psychopaths, scams, science, the media sector and whatever else she finds interesting. Back in journalism after spending time in the corridors of corporate greed, de Waal has written for Mail & Guardian, Noseweek, Brandchannel (New York) and a number of other good titles. She now writes for The Daily Maverick because it’s the smart thing to do. A judge for the Discovery Health Journalism Awards, de Waal also sits on the panel of judges for the PICA Awards convened by the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa. de Waal has a predilection for good coffee, smart atheists, intelligent writing and well constructed arguments.