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Education Editor, Conversation Africa

Education editor for @TC_Africa, Contributing editor to @Index_Magazine. Loves dogs. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is my hero. What do you mean, she's fictional?

Dame Janet Suzman on why South Africa’s apartheid-era censors wouldn’t dare touch Othello

Home, or something like it

thedeadlineslayer.com — I could probably navigate huge swathes of this city in my sleep. Hell, I've done it before - head nodding, eyes bleary, either starting or finishing a long day at work and wondering why my body's in the car while my brain is still in bed.

Scans and DNA Tests Reveal the Secrets of a Rare African Mummy

Scans and DNA Tests Reveal the Secrets of a Rare African Mummy
theepochtimes.com — He lay alone in a shallow grave at the base of a cliff for hundreds of years. Then, in 2008, patrol staff at a game lodge stumbled across the man's remains-and he became the first mummy ever found in Botswana.

Scans and DNA tests reveal the secrets of a rare African mummy

Scans and DNA tests reveal the secrets of a rare African mummy
theconversation.com — He lay alone in a shallow grave at the base of a cliff for hundreds of years. Then, in 2008, patrol staff at a game lodge stumbled across the man's remains - and he became the first mummy ever found in Botswana.

How to love a sad-eyed person

thedeadlineslayer.com — Let me tell you a terrible secret. The world doesn't stop when the person you love most of all says the words "I have cancer." It grinds on, instead, at its usual pace, and you become one of those sad-eyed people who spaces out while sitting at the traffic lights.

Lunchboxes, data deals and walking more often: how to save money

Lunchboxes, data deals and walking more often: how to save money
thedeadlineslayer.com — Today has not been a good one for South Africans' wallets: the price of lamb, beef and mutton will rise by between 12 and 14% in 2016, and electricity prices are about to hike yet again. Add to that a weak currency and a fluctuating petrol price (it's at around R12 per litre at the moment), and we're living through expensive times.

Higher education gets a fair deal in tough times from Budget 2016

Higher education gets a fair deal in tough times from Budget 2016
theconversation.com — A great deal was at stake for South Africa when its Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his much-anticipated 2016 Budget speech. University funding was, as always, among the items covered during the speech - but this year South Africans were probably listening more closely than usual.

Gangs offer a tempting ‘home’ to frustrated, unhappy youngsters

Gangs offer a tempting ‘home’ to frustrated, unhappy youngsters
timeslive.co.za — The attack, police say, has gang links. This is not a new phenomenon in the suburbs collectively known as the Cape Flats, which were created during the apartheid era when working class coloured people were forcibly relocated to housing projects. Research suggests You've recently published research that explores school gangs in the areas broadly known as the Cape Flats.

Gangs a tempting ‘home’ to unhappy teens

Gangs a tempting ‘home’ to unhappy teens
classic.iol.co.za — Pupils at a school in the Cape Town suburb of Bonteheuwel say they are being terrorised by two "girl gangs". In Kraaifontein, about 20km away, a 15-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a 16-year-old classmate to death. The attack, police say, has gang links.

Tiny story #2: empty spaces

Tiny story #2: empty spaces
thedeadlineslayer.com — (This is part of a series of tiny stories inspired by photos, as described in an earlier blog post. As ever, thanks to the genius that is Lisa Skinner, whose page you can find on Facebook by searching for "Skinnderella" and her name.)
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May 03, 2016

Did that racist berk really tell CapeTalk the fact that he deleted his post was proof he "didn't mean it"?

May 03, 2016

RT @gussilber: Today is World Press Freedom Day. Cherish the right to shine a light on the world through the barrel of a pen or a lens.

May 02, 2016

This weird bullying tone has started to dominate Twitter lately; people demanding that you MUST engage, how dare you ignore them. Not nice.

May 02, 2016

@noksangoma A very old fashioned paper diary! Apps just confound my elderly brain.


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