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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.

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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How readers can help us
16:50 (GMT+2), Thu, 27 October 2016
I have spent the better part of Monday morning uploading photos from a reader to our system and also matching it with the correct captions. Through no fault of a dedicated reader the same pictures came through about 50 times – about as many emails as I also got at the same time from...
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Structuring news that readers can use
11:00 (GMT+2), Thu, 20 October 2016
Editors from the entire Caxton group had a very successful "bosberaad" in Johannesburg last week.How does this affect readers? Apart from exciting new designs of newspapers – fresher, bright and just plain sexier – that will be rolled out in time, the essence of a newspaper in this...
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