Gerald Garner

Biography

Gerald Garner is the managing director and owner of Double G Media (Pty) Ltd, an integrated media and publishing company, operating mostly within the tourism sector.

Double G Media has published three books since 2010:
- Spaces & Places 2.0 – JoburgPlaces (2012)
- Johannesburg Ten Ahead (2011)
- Spaces & Places – Johannesburg (2010)

(all three books authored by Gerald Garner)

Double G Media is currently busy with its fourth book, Spaces & Places 3.0 – Sandton Places.

Apart from book publishing, Double G Media also offers a Joburg-based tourism and events service, using the brand JoburgPlaces. Tourism offerings range from in-depth, 6-hour inner-city walking tours to shorter 2-hour city strolls and all-day city tuk-tuk tours. JoburgPlaces also offers special events tours, ranging from pubs, bars & rooftops hops to food & wine pairing experiences in the Apprentice Penthouse.

In addition Double G Media is contracted to operate the Joburg City Tourism Association secretariat and handle its fundraising. In this regard Gerald was responsible for co-ordinating the Joburg City Festival (Aug 2013) and the preceding media weekend (mid May 2013).

Gerald has wide experience and a proven track-record in fundraising and events management, having handled these functions for the Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa (ILASA) for the past four years.

Past experience:

Gerald is also a documentary film scriptwriter and producer. In 2011 he co-produced and wrote the series Man-Made Marvels South Africa with Clive Morris Productions.

Gerald has a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Pretoria. He is also a respected journalist, especially so in the environmental field, with a post-graduate qualification in journalism from Rhodes University.

Gerald was the founding editor and publisher of the environmental trade journal, Urban Green File, published by Soft Brick Media from 1996 – 2000 and from then onwards by Brooke Pattrick Publications.

Gerald sold his original magazine publishing business to Brooke Pattrick in 2000 and then become a shareholder in Brooke Pattrick where he managed the business alongside Neil Pattrick until 2009 when he sold his share of the business.

At Brooke Pattrick Publications Gerald held the position of Publishing Director, steering and overseeing the company’s print and electronic products for nearly a decade.

Where to find Gerald Garner online


Where to buy in print


Books

Spaces & Places 2.0 - JoburgPlaces
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,720. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Spaces & Places 2.0 - JoburgPlaces provides insider's knowledge of how to make the most of your time in extraordinary Johannesburg. This guide for visitors and residents provides all the essential info for you to venture out confidently in order to experience the incredible pulse, people and places of the city.

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