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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.

Life has to go on
14:03 (GMT+2), Wed, 21 June 2017
The fires started two weeks ago, Knysna has been scorched, fires are under control now and life must go on.But how? And when will normality return? I only had to evacuate my house and was blessed that it did not burn, but the desperate stories that we all hear as journalists at the Knysna-Plett...
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The storm of a lifetime
13:59 (GMT+2), Wed, 14 June 2017
The Knysna-Plett Herald was alerted of one fire in the early hours of Wednesday morning and by midday the lid had blown off the pressure cooker. There were fires everywhere, there was thick smoke in town, there were rumours of all sorts of buildings and places burning down. It was...
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How to turn neighbours into enemies
18:24 (GMT+2), Wed, 07 June 2017
Barking dogs are a damned nightmare for many people in this town in many areas, Upper Town being one of the torture chambers I personally experience. One look at the Allsound report of incidences show they always attend to "agitated" dogs, which could, I suppose, be a good thing since many...
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Help us create an irresistible newspaper
08:26 (GMT+2), Thu, 18 May 2017
A great paper, one that flies off the shelves and is totally irresistible when you see the front page cover, is the ultimate goal of every one of us at the Knysna-Plett Herald every week. This paper should have a compelling story that you simply have to read on the front page, but it should...
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Use your bird brain
09:38 (GMT+2), Thu, 11 May 2017
The last few weeks' holidays have been good, but thrown a major spanner into the workings of this beast. Some weeks we have to turn a newspaper around in a day and then get up on a Wednesday to a sparrow's start on a production day. It was when I looked for how this expression came about...
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