Heather Dugmore
Heather Dugmore2021-01-05T06:42:55+00:00
  • Looking at Cannabis Use Disorders in Africa

    Amid the push for cannabis legalisation globally and the escalating drug use crisis in Africa, second year PhD student in the Department of Human Physiology at Nelson Mandela University, Musa Aminu, is pursuing critical research and awareness-raising about cannabis use disorders (CUD).

  • Boosting SA’s shortage of statisticians, mathematicians and physicists

    South Africa has a huge shortage of postgraduate statisticians, mathematicians and physicists. As a result, our universities do not have enough academics and researchers in these fields as many of the postgraduates are snapped up by industry. The financial sector and Johannesburg Stock Exchange, for example, seek out physics PhDs as they have a unique [...]

  • Southern Right whale mothers dropped 23% in body weight

    From June to October the southern right whales give birth and nurse their calves in protected bays along South Africa’s southern Cape coast. The first aerial survey for 2023 on 28 August revealed 556 mothers with calves (1,112 whales) between Hermanus and Witsand.

3001, 2023

Free maths and science tutoring for all Grade 11 & 12 learners – Join now!

By |January 30th, 2023|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Free maths and science tutoring for all Grade 11 & 12 learners – Join now!

Vuyani Chipunza never expected to become a maths and science celebrity, but these days he is stopped in the streets [...]

2012, 2022

Criminal to have food insecurity when govt policy can solve it

By |December 20th, 2022|Categories: Features|Comments Off on Criminal to have food insecurity when govt policy can solve it

‘We are confident that we can help to solve South Africa’s food insecurity crisis through our national FoodBanking model, but [...]

2012, 2022

The long journey to the Higgs boson and beyond – the power of collaboration

By |December 20th, 2022|Categories: Features|Comments Off on The long journey to the Higgs boson and beyond – the power of collaboration

  “Finding the Higgs boson at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was all about the power of long-term research and [...]

808, 2022

We have to shock people and governments into facing the reality

By |August 8th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on We have to shock people and governments into facing the reality

“We have to alert the world to the impending food security, livelihoods and marine ecosystems disaster in the Western Indian [...]

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Largest ever Southern Ocean seabird and marine mammal tracking project calls for urgent conservation areas

By |March 1st, 2022|Features|

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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.