Heather Dugmore
  • SA’s first boat-based whale-watching study

    SA’s first boat-based whale-watching study

    Bottlenose and common dolphins, the endangered Indian Ocean humpback dolphin, southern right, humpback and Bryde’s whales, South Africa has them all, and people come from all over the world to experience them up close in the oceans off our south-east coastline, where boat-based whale-watching operators offer up close encounters with our dolphins and whales. Over [...]

  • Titanic task of tackling marine plastic pollution

    Titanic task of tackling marine plastic pollution

    From 3 to 7 December 2018, experts from all over the world are meeting in Geneva to develop a globally binding agreement on marine plastic pollution and to stop the deluge of plastics in all natural environments. Globally, WWF is one of the key actors driving the plastic initiative to convince governments to endorse a global [...]

  • Luxury Africa – MaXhosa by Laduma

    Luxury Africa – MaXhosa by Laduma

    You can see the first light of day on the tips of the cattle’s horns; you can hear the downtown hustle and the chants of the Xhosa ancestors; you can feel the rolling rhythms of the Eastern Cape; you can touch the world through its folds: London, Paris, Milan, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Oslo, Tokyo, [...]

611, 2018

Khanyile’s Unstoppable Afrikan Farms

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Farming, Features, Green|Comments Off on Khanyile’s Unstoppable Afrikan Farms

In September, Afrikan Farms (Pty) Ltd, situated in Amersfoort, Mpumalanga, was announced the winner of the Agricultural Research Council’s National [...]

2910, 2018

Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos as Climate Change Heroes

By | October 29th, 2018|Categories: Features, Green|Comments Off on Elephants, Rhinos, Hippos as Climate Change Heroes

By Heather Dugmore Africa’s unique megaherbivores - elephants, rhinos and hippos - could potentially play a major role in mitigating [...]

1909, 2018

The Responsibility of Determining People’s Lives

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Profiles|Comments Off on 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. [...]

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.
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – 30th Anniversary of Grantmaking in South Africa 1988 – 2018. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has funded numerous research projects in the Arts and Humanities at South African Universities to strengthen and promote human and environmental well-being in diverse, democratic societies.
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