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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.

 
We’ll even cause Vikings to frown
10:31 (GMT+2), Fri, 17 March 2017
How do we come across to foreigners? Vilgot, a Swedish acquaintance not given to small talk, gives a guttural monosyllabic answer: “Funny”. Meaning humorous? He manages three words: “No, no, weird”. Asked for examples, he’s more verbally forthcoming. “Men...
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Long life? Cat’s out of the bag
08:52 (GMT+2), Mon, 13 March 2017
Sleep is for the birds. Or so I was led to believe over the years. But, thinking about it, do birds sleep? Where did the expression originate? The dictionary tells a weird tale. “Worthless, not to be taken seriously, no good. For example, ‘Politicians are for the birds’. This term...
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The day we send our politicos packing
07:37 (GMT+2), Wed, 08 March 2017
What sense is there in international days? If the event is that important, why make a fuss for one day only? Cancer and women and child abuse are real issues and should be addressed and emphasised daily, not yearly. It's Human Rights Day soon. Another subject that should be enjoying our...
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The day we send our politicos packing
12:16 (GMT+2), Mon, 06 March 2017
What sense is there holding international days? If the event is that important, why make a fuss for one day only. Cancer and women and child abuse are real issues and should be addressed and ephasised daily, not yearly.  It’s Human Rights Day soon. Another subject that should be enjoying...
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Is there a way to stop killers and rapists?
08:48 (GMT+2), Thu, 02 March 2017
Murder has become a way of life. Farmers are slaughtered daily. Families are snuffed out through domestic killings. Politically-motivated murders are increasing. Innocent bystanders, often children, are taking bullets from guns owned by gangsters. Tourists are victims of knife-wielding thugs who...
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