Heather Dugmore
  • The Day That People Felt Free

    The Day That People Felt Free

    It has been 46 years since the first Free Peoples Concert was held at Wits in 1971. Back then, as always, music was a way for everyone to imagine and be part of a different South Africa – starting on campus. It was South Africa’s Monterey, Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock; a platform for counterculture with music as [...]

  • Four Fish or 15000 Fish – the choice is in our hands

    Four Fish or 15000 Fish – the choice is in our hands

    Stocks of some of our iconic angling fish species – such as red and white steenbras, black musselcracker, dageraad, kabeljou (kob) and seventy-four – are now so overexploited that they fall within the red list of threatened species as tracked by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Professor Nadine Strydom a marine [...]

  • New Oceanography and Food Security Innovation Bridge between SA and the UK

    New Oceanography and Food Security Innovation Bridge between SA and the UK

    By 2050 there will be nine billion people on Earth, with populations growing fastest in the low-lying coastal regions. Many of these communities rely on the oceans for food security, but the oceans are warming and food security risks are rapidly rising.   What sustains marine food security, what are the underpinning ecosystems and how do [...]

2310, 2017

Algoa Bay: South Africa’s Dolphin Research Capital

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Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape has unusually large group sizes of common and bottlenose dolphins. The reason for [...]

2310, 2017

Demand for ‘white gold’ focuses attention on the Cape Floral Kingdom

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Green|Comments Off on Demand for ‘white gold’ focuses attention on the Cape Floral Kingdom

A plant with perfectly shaped silver-green baubles, called silver brunia, that is endemic to South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom has [...]

1104, 2017

Change ways for profitable cattle farming

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Farming|Comments Off on 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 [...]

About Heather Dugmore

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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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