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News Editor — City Press
As seen in:  City Press, The Atlantic

Recovering news editor. New venture: The Conversation Africa. Contributing editor to the Index on Censorship (@IndexCensorship). Blogs at t.co/Yvu6YUn3n

Megawealthy love our land

citypress.co.za — South Africa is the continental destination of choice for the world's megawealthy, followed by Morocco, Egypt and Kenya. The country's appeal for well-heeled visitors lies in its "spectacular wildlife, great beaches and good value for money", according to research recently released by New World Wealth.

SA the least united since 2010 - survey

citypress.co.za — The sense of unity among South Africans is at its lowest level since the heady days of the 2010 soccer World Cup, new research reveals. There is also a very strong perception among black South Africans that whites feel superior to blacks - and 50% of black people surveyed believe white people should still feel guilty about apartheid.

Wooing and weeping: marriage and divorce in SA

citypress.co.za — Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) this week released its Marriages and Divorces 2012 report, which looks at trends in happy beginnings and unhappy endings. Here are some of the key findings: 1. Entering into a civil marriage? You're most likely to do so between September and December.

Did architecture contribute to the violence against Palestinians?

citypress.co.za — Did architecture contribute to the violence against Palestinians? You can't escape the visceral destruction of Gaza. It's on our screens - TV, tablet, mobile, monitor - almost every night as Israel and Palestine continue a tragic, blood-soaked tussle without end. A recent YouTube video showed a block of flats being destroyed as one of the inhabitants filmed it.

Book review - Broken Monsters

citypress.co.za — Book review - Broken Monsters Broken Monsters joined a pile of holiday reading on my bedside table that consisted largely of literary "end-of-the-month ­Salticrax"- easy-to-read, no-fuss thrillers ­ replete with troubled detectives and deranged psychopaths. It's ­always an unnaturally hot summer, or a winter that's colder than a witch's tit, in these novels.

Young people split over legal drinking age

citypress.co.za — Young people split over legal drinking age One in two young South Africans believe the current legal drinking age of 18 should be lowered. A survey "found that 50% of respondents believed it appropriate for people under 18 to drink alcoholic drinks," consumer insights company Pondering Panda said today.

We need more than fire, brimstone and funky red berets

citypress.co.za — We need more than fire, brimstone and funky red berets The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) rocketed into Parliament and the country's provincial legislatures on a ticket of revolution, evolution and genuine social change. Now they're fighting about clothes. The fighters' insistence on wearing red overalls and domestic workers' outfits has given their opponents yet another stick to beat them with.

How to own an island

citypress.co.za — How to own an island Why spend your spare change on a seafront home in Cape Town or a well-appointed log cabin somewhere in the Drakensberg when you could buy your own island instead?

Police nab goat-stealing syndicate in Rustenburg

citypress.co.za — Police nab goat-stealing syndicate in Rustenburg A 42-year-old woman and her brother, believed to be part of a syndicate stealing goats, were arrested in Ledig, near Rustenburg, North West police said. "The pair was found in possession of a goat carcass, meat, as well as 6.1kg of dagga with street value of R3 000," Sergeant Kealeboga Molale said today.

2 held over theft of 112 rhino horns

citypress.co.za — 2 held over theft of 112 rhino horns Two people arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns from a strongroom at the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) were expected to appear in court today. "They were arrested around Nelspruit, one on Friday and the other on Saturday, and investigations are still continuing," Hawks spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said.
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Mar 30, 2015

My parents are Skyping each other. From different rooms in the same house. #scenesfromtheasylum

Mar 30, 2015

"Passing stranger! You do not know how longingly I look upon you...I have somewhere surely lived a life of joy with you." - Walt Whitman

Mar 30, 2015

Thanks to @heathermcrobie I just subjected my mother to screeds of Taylor Swift vids.

Mar 30, 2015

@heathermcrobie I cannot stop listening to Style. She's such a canny young songwriter.

Mar 30, 2015

The tiny neurotic Chihuahua-cross is addicted to Rescue Remedy. #scenesfromtheasylum

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