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Heather Dugmore

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.

By Invitation – Should Meat Be On The Menu

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

SHOULD MEAT BE ON THE MENU? In an interview by Heather Dugmore Australian agricultural journalist David Mason-Jones addresses what every farmer and environmentalist needs to know about livestock and global warming in his recently published book ‘Should meat be on the menu?’ The cattle industry in South Africa and many other parts of the world [...]

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Veld-raised beef ­ good for your health, good for the planet

By | October 12th, 2016|Farming|

If you worry about what is in the food you eat and the rate at which we are destroying our planet then veld-raised/grass fed/free range beef is a good option for you. Journalist and cattle farmer Heather Dugmore explains why. This morning I was up at dawn checking on the cattle and watching the first [...]

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Farming wild flowers

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

Cape flowers for pleasure, profit, employment and the green economy We need to look to the earth beneath our feet to see the riches of our land. This could not be more evident than in the smallest, richest floral kingdom in the world, the Cape Floristic Region (CFR), also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. [...]

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The Art of Africa

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

African art is an internationally recognised discourse that has, in the main, been written by non-African scholars from Europe and North America. Prof Ruth Simbao is focusing on changing this through a new DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa, launched in January this year. “The fact that much of what is [...]

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Gyrocopter in the Karoo to gather first-time data

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

At the end of September 2016 a gyrocopter will start flying over the Eastern Cape part of the Karoo, with an instrument on board that will survey the rock down to one kilometre.  It will fly at a height of 40 metres above the ground along a 10 000 km survey line, straddling the districts [...]

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Dolphin feature for the Weekend Post

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

“You are out there in the middle of hundreds of dolphins and it is amazing and overwhelming. The water is literally boiling with dolphins and gannets and you have to remind yourself that you are there for a reason - to gather data on these animals about which very little is known.” Dr Stephanie Plön [...]

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Tackling Crime on the High Seas feature

By | October 12th, 2016|Green|

“Sea fisheries crime is a major, international, moving crime that involves vast amounts of illegal fish and seafood, including high profile, white-collar crime syndicates, and a lot of other issues, including human and drug trafficking,” says South Africa’s Professor Hennie van As, a global specialist on sea fisheries and related organised crime, who is collaborating [...]

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Weekend Post – Software City – Port Elizabeth Rising

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

Port Elizabeth is rapidly rising as a software development city. Companies with headquarters in other South African and international cities are opening offices or expanding their base here for a number of reasons, including the lower cost of property and rentals, the quality of life and the pipeline of graduates who are skilled in software development, [...]

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Rhodos Prof Edkins and Dr Veale

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

Sometimes two brilliant minds find each other in such specific research areas that it makes real the possibility of aligned mental pathways actively seeking each other in the universe. Such is the coming together of two Rhodes academics: Professor Adrienne Edkins and Dr Clint Veale, who are working on novel drug research for cancer in [...]

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The Conversation Africa

By | October 12th, 2016|Features|

The Editor and founder of The Conversation Africa is Rhodes Journalism & Media Studies alumna, Caroline Southey. Her team works with academics and researchers to present their work online in an accessible, journalistic style. The Conversation Africa launched on 7 May 2015 in Joburg as a new independent source of information and analysis from the [...]

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