Erin Marisa Bates is a freelance journalist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has experience in television, radio and online news. Her work has featured on Al Jazeera, Power 98.7, Vrye Weekblad, KykNET, eNCA, News24, Channel24, CapeTalk, Talk Radio 702, and Eyewitness News. She has an honours degree in journalism from Stellenbosch University.