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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.

 
Should have followed the money
11:09 (GMT+2), Tue, 15 November 2016
Why did I not opt for law instead of journalism? Probably because journalese is simpler than legalese. And news rooms are more exciting than court rooms. And less formal. But when watching lawyers and attorneys in action during televised court cases I must confess to imagining I'm one of those...
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Should’ve followed the money
09:03 (GMT+2), Thu, 10 November 2016
Why did I not opt for law instead of journalism? Probably because journalese is simpler than legalese. And news rooms are more exciting than court rooms. And less formal.  But when watching lawyers and attorneys in action during televised court cases I must confess to imagining I’m one...
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Turning into a noisy threesome
11:26 (GMT+2), Wed, 02 November 2016
While treating my lips to scalding coffee at Mugg and Bean while my Heidi shops, three cellphone users come into my bubble. Sitting wind down their loud conversations penetrate my ears - despite wax build-up. Normally I'd switch off when these pesky users sprout forth in public. But this time,...
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Run country like a business
11:18 (GMT+2), Tue, 01 November 2016
It’s time South Africa enters another dispensation. First we had the draconian Apartheid era that had the majority of the population experiencing abject misery. Then followed the present one that looked promising while Nelson Mandela was at the helm, with the population relatively happy. But...
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Enough to make your hair stand on end
10:37 (GMT+2), Tue, 25 October 2016
Excuse me while I give my scalp a good scratch. After coming across an article that says our mop carries thousands of bugs, some good, others bad, I've had the itches. Scratch. The article goes on to describe the various diseases of the scalp. The common one is folliculitus. Sounds like...
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