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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.

A Living Philosophy for Africa

By |2021-01-04T10:31:08+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Profiles|

“You can’t biologise or racialise culture. My idea of knowing myself in the world is African, but my skin colour is not the determinant. This reduction of people to one template of colour is vicious racism and something that was weaponised by history. But it is not culture. Culture is a complex of multi-layered realties [...]

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SA & Norway lead fight against organised fisheries crime

By |2020-03-05T06:07:41+00:00June 24th, 2019|Sustainability|

Organised crime with a link to the illegal harvesting, processing and trading of fish and seafood globally is so huge that it is in effect a parallel economic system that is undermining sustainable economic growth. “Countries are being deprived of taxes; citizens of jobs, food and income; and fisheries and environments are being destroyed. Africa [...]

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And Then There Was One – the Last Knysna Elephant

By |2020-03-05T06:07:41+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Features, Sustainability|

Only one elephant remains in the Knysna forest and surrounding fynbos: a mature female. There is enormous pathos and tragedy in this finding as she is the last truly wild, free roaming elephant in South Africa and the southernmost in the world. The finding was recently published in a scientific article titled And Then There [...]

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