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Life in the Slow Lane

Cliff Buchler Cliff Buchler was one of the first editors in the pioneering days of Caxton Community Newspapers|Group Editors.

In 1978 he established the Roodepoort Record (among others since) and remained managing editor for over 30 years.

He has lectured to aspirant journalists at the Caxton Cadet School in Johannesburg, and spent time at various newspaper branches (including George Herald) to assist with subbing and other editorial functions.

He has been writing columns for many years.

Shake the tree for truth, Schabir
09:18 (GMT+2), Tue, 31 January 2017
There is one person who could prove or disprove the alleged corruption history of president Jacob Zuma. After all, he was found guilty of having a corrupt relationship with the man. But let’s digress. What defines a relationship? Oxford dictionary says, “The way in which two or...
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Golfers find others a handicap
09:24 (GMT+2), Tue, 24 January 2017
The golfing fraternity is elitist. Or so I'm told. Not being a golfer I wouldn't know first-hand. But what I've noted on occasion is the response I get when asked whether I play. A deep frown and a look of disdain follow my negative answer. Must admit, not all the golfers treat me like a leper...
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An itch you dare not scratch
12:52 (GMT+2), Mon, 16 January 2017
What’s more degrading than being told in your face you’re carrying lice? I remember at school a poor soul was sent home because her hair was swarming with the wingless parasitic insects. Even when rid of the pests, the stigma remained. She became known as “Lucy Lice”. Cruel...
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Matching Zuma’s spy tapes
16:47 (GMT+2), Wed, 11 January 2017
Are you aware Big Brother is hovering over tables in restaurants? Latest technology allows for crystal clear imagery of what goes on. The taped results are viewed by management after hours, and it’s easy to imagine some scenes having entertainment value. “Oh, look, the diner is...
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RoboNurse, please pass the bed pan
12:54 (GMT+2), Wed, 04 January 2017
By the year 2050 robots and humans will be cohabiting under one roof. There's even suggestions of official inter-marriages becoming the norm. This boggles the mind. Coupling would take on a totally different dimension. Humans providing the emotions, whereas robots solely the physicality; noise...
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Two young women raised funds to facilitate the purchase of feed for the farmers hardest hit by the devastating fires that raged in the Ruiterbos and Brandwag areas recently. The fires destroyed thousands of hectares of farmland. Generally, are the youth selfless enough to take an active role in community affairs?
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