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Elaine King
Elaine King has been a journalist and editor in South Africa and Hong Kong for more than 30 years.
She has worked for the Sunday Times, The Daily News, Style Magazine, the Argus Group, The Media24 Group and is delighted to now be with the Caxton Group.
In Hong Kong, where she lived for 16 years and had two children, she worked for the South China Morning Post and wrote a column entitled, Tell Me... which is one of her favourite lines as a journalist.
She also worked for other publications in Hong Kong, including Asiaweek, Hong Kong Business, Tatler and compiled news bulletins for CNN.
Last year, Elaine took a gap to freelance and did some work for publications like Business Day, Financial Mail and Mail & Guardian, among other freelance work.
She is delighted to now be part of the Knysna-Plett Herald.

We wish you happy and safe holidays
10:48 (GMT+2), Tue, 20 December 2016
This is our last edition for the year and you will find us on the shelves again on January 5. During this short holiday break, our online version  will also have a rest apart from breaking news – and that literally means if something serious happens that the community need to...
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Dance slowly… life is not a race
07:46 (GMT+2), Tue, 13 December 2016
Are many people at this time of the year 'running through the day on the fly' when we need not to. Knysna was ravaged by fires last week, there have been fatal car crashes and the pace is tangibly picking up. When traffic pointsmen have to guard people and stop traffic at a very wide...
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When a good smack on the bottom still is deserved
14:27 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 December 2016
When we were kids we played "toktokkie", which was naughty, but not destructive. A gang of kids in our neighbourhood used to knock on people’s door (preferably at night when they had gone to sleep) and ring the doorbell or knock, wake them up, hide in the bushes watching, wail with laughter,...
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End of year madness
08:10 (GMT+2), Thu, 24 November 2016
I know I am not as enthusiastic as I should be when a press release about World Toilet Day crosses my desk and my first reaction is that the world has gone stark raving mad. Instead of being positive about how many people now have flush toilets, I can't help but think that if any more World...
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Get into Christmas mode
11:42 (GMT+2), Thu, 03 November 2016
Frankly, all the signs of Christmas being here are downright depressing for many people for various reasons. What happened to this year – it has gone so fast? It feels as though the Christmas tree was taken down only yesterday. Expenses for the holiday season loom large for many...
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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?
YES: Given the pressure young people experience nowadays, they do contribute adequately when and where necessary.
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