Heather Dugmore
  • Change ways for profitable cattle farming

    Change ways for profitable cattle farming

    To succeed as a profitable commercial cattle farmer in this era, we need to stop breeding large, unsustainable cows and bulls, and we need to change our approach to grazing management, say leading cattlemen, Chip Hines (US) and Johann Zietsman (southern Africa) “Churchill once said: ‘You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for [...]

  • Doctor of Chemistry combines fresh water and fuel

    Doctor of Chemistry combines fresh water and fuel

    Doctor of chemistry and founder of sustainable development solutions company Tomorrow Matters Now, Dr Jaisheila Rajput, applied her mind to the pressing need for fresh water and fuel in South Africa. She took one year (February 2016 to February 2017) to research and write about a WWF Nedbank Green Trust-funded project that can unlock freshwater [...]

  • Restoring the lost jewel of the Western Cape

    Restoring the lost jewel of the Western Cape

    A portrait of the Western Cape 300 years ago would show rolling expanses of a vegetation type with an extraordinary diversity of bulb species called Renosterveld, being grazed by large numbers of big game, including the extinct bluebuck, quagga, as well as the eland and black rhino, hence its name. The large numbers of [...]

504, 2017

We have to learn, unlearn and relearn

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“Businesspeople talking to businesspeople is the best way to address the innovations required to address the challenges of our time,” [...]

1601, 2017

So Very South African

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South Africa is a complex piece of music that loops between the deep-rooted love of this land and consuming chaos [...]

1312, 2016

Wanting, seeking, crashing – The power of addiction

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Escalating numbers of people in South Africa and worldwide are addicted to substances and destructive behaviours. What causes addiction? Why [...]

About Heather Dugmore


Heather Dugmore was born and raised in Johannesburg. She has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Rhodes University, South Africa. She operates between her base in the Eastern Cape and her office in Johannesburg. Her writing reflects the diversity of her experience: from humour to environmental conservation to business to academic research.

Heather contributes to leading newspapers, magazines, universities and corporates. She has produced, managed and edited content in all its multimedia forms – including books, features, photographs, websites, magazines, publications, reports, newsletters and brochures.

She is the author of several books including:

  • Big Cats of Mala Mala, a large-format coffee table book with photographs by Roger and Pat de la Harpe, which narrates a year of living with the big cats and an exploration of the lion, leopard and cheetah in African mythology.
  • Muthi & Myths from the African Bush explores indigenous medicinal plants and cultural knowledge systems in Africa through the storytelling medium.
  • Shamwari: Soul of the Earth explores conservation entrepreneurialism, environmental sustainability and the role of wild places in the survival of our planet.
  • The WWF-Nedbank Green Trust’s 25th Anniversary Book. This book documents the wide range of projects, from terrestrial and marine conservation to national policy and climate change initiatives that The WWF-Nedbank Green Trust has sponsored since its inception.
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