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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.

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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Happiness is all relevant
08:10 (GMT+2), Thu, 15 September 2016
South Africa is not very "happy", but the surprise is that we are happier than Switzerland and even the United States.The annual Happy Planet Index was released recently and it shows that South Africa is not happy and its people do not live long and sustainable lives. The index places South...
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Don't be lulled into getting robbed
09:31 (GMT+2), Thu, 01 September 2016
Apart from this past week when there were two murders in Knysna, it would be safe to say that crime in our beautiful town is still largely opportunistic and not generally vicious. Even these two crimes were not related to robberies. In Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng, the brutality involved...
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Readers determine the front page story
08:18 (GMT+2), Thu, 25 August 2016
I am snookered if I do and if I don't! Here I am talking about choosing front page stories for the newspaper – into which a lot of thought and consideration goes. This week is a perfect example of the dilemma of what works for the majority of people, but not for others. In other...
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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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NO: Young people on average are more selfish nowadays and are more interested in social media than their community.
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