Heather Dugmore
  • The Responsibility of Determining People’s Lives

    The Responsibility of Determining People’s Lives

    Justice Maya Mandisa is the first woman President of South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal, which dates back to 1910. “The most challenging aspect of being a judge is the enormous responsibility you carry in resolving society’s disputes and determining people’s lives, including whether a person must go to prison for life,” says Justice Maya. [...]

  • In the Footsteps of Acocks

    In the Footsteps of Acocks

    He was a gigantic, unsung character with unsurpassed knowledge and understanding of South African plant species, veld types and veld management. Landbou Weekblad salutes South African botanist and man of the veld, the late great John Acocks. By Heather Dugmore In the Footsteps of Acocks is the working title of a book about the contributions [...]

  • A symbol of what South Africa can be

    A symbol of what South Africa can be

    Nelson Mandela University, the only university in the world to carry Nelson Mandela’s name has its first woman Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sibongile Muthwa. She is joined by two other top-ranking women in leading the university: the new Chancellor, Dr Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, and the new Chair of Council, Ambassador Nozipho January-Bardill. All three assumed their posts in [...]

1004, 2018

You owe it to yourself to give it a go

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“Let me sit closer to you,” says Wits Business School MBA alumna Gail Kelly as we position ourselves around the [...]

1004, 2018

Boring the pants off life’s miracles

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From the wildebeest migration to the ice floes of Alaska, we are so inundated with hype and overbaked replays that [...]

2310, 2017

The Day That People Felt Free

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It has been 46 years since the first Free Peoples Concert was held at Wits in 1971. Back then, as [...]

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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