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Jean Temkin

Jean Marie Temkin

Financial journalist, novel writer, hotelier.

Currently resides in: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Born in London United Kingdom

Trained on the London Stock Exchange and worked on the Johannesburg Sock Exchange. Held the postion of a portfolio manager before going into journalism. Wrote for several South African and overseas newspapers and financial magazines specialising on technical analysis. Am now a full-time blogger and writer of fictional novels as well as Millgate Cottage's Girl Friday.

Contact details

O: +083 289 7696

M: +083 289 7696

Web presence

Business Address

Balgowan, South Africa

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Blog writer | editorial | Temkin Books
Balgowan, South Africa | January 2012 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

I write for and RASKI

Owner | Accommodation/pub/shop/art gallery | Millgate Coittage
Balgowan, South Africa | April 2001 - present

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Everything regarding accommodation from the bookings, through preparation of the cottages before the guests arrive to presenting them with the final bill.

Traditional English pie maker for our Pub The Mole, shirt-maker for Mole Hill Clothing, and the creator of many works in the Millgate Art Gallery.

Partner | journalism | JB Consultancy
Balgown, South Africa | January 1996 - present

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

I am a writer of articles on technical analysis of the share market. I have puiblished five books on Kinde. I write novles and short stories.

Previous Position(s)

Freelance Financial journalist | Business Day; Financial Mail | TIMES MEDIA GROUP LTD
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1996 - 2011

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Financial writing specialising in technical analysis

Partner | Temkin & Moon on Diagonal Street | Temkin Communications in Business
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1981 - 1985

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Financial public relations and writing Temkin & Moon on Diagonal Street

Technical Analyst | newsletters | Temkin Communications in Business
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 1978 - 1985

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Witing and editing

Financial Journalist | Business pages | The Star
Johannebsurg, South Africa | 1978 - 1980

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Analysis and writing on the Johannebsurg Stock Market

Technical analyist | Newsletters | Temklin & Moon on Diagonal Street, International Personal Finance
Isle of Man, United Kingdom | 1976 - 1978

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Writing and editing newsletters

Portfolio Manager | Dealing | ESE Financial Services
Johannesburg South, South Africa | 1973 - 1975

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Managing client share portfolios

Financial Journalist | Financial pages | Citizen
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1973 - 1978

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Analysis of the share market

assistsant dealer | Dealing | Wilson & Mansfield Stockbroker
Johannesburg, South Africa | 1968 - 1972

Accounting, Banking and Finance


assistsant dealer | Dealing | Buckmaster & Moore
London, United Kingdom | 1964 - 1968

Accounting, Banking and Finance


Educational history


Vauxhall Park, London, United Kingdom (1955)



UK National Schools art award | 1958

I was the winner of an all England art award

media exposure

Competitive Accomplishments

Runner up | Mercury Business Woman of the Year Award | 2007

I produced the first personalised labelled natural bottled water in South Africa. It has been copy catted since. Our property, Millgate Cottage has its own pure undergroubd stream from which we bottle the water and deliver to many parts of the country. I produced the first of these labels on a computer and individually printed them bearing the names of various companies. They are now professionally printed.

Other Achievements

Pioneer Guinepig | 1965

The London stock exhnage was considered far too difficult and stressful for women to cope with. I was the guineapig used by Buckmaster and Moore to prove that women could in fact stand the strain. I succeeded and like to think that I helped open doors to others of my gender.

Introduced charting (technical analysis) to the newspaper reading public in South Africa | 1975

A pioneer of charting in South Africa, I was enployed by The Citizen newspaper to introduce the technique to private investors

Several successful art exhibitiions. | 1986

I had had several solo and shared art exhibitons in the UK, The netherlands and South Africa.



Women in Business

editor, 2010 - present

Writing profiles of members and reports on activitirs undertaken by the organisation


Midlands Meander

Member, 2001 - present

The Midlands Meander draws visitors to our lovely part of the country offering them accommodation and arts and crafts.

Other Activities

Growing and tending orchids


I love orchids

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