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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.

 
Valentine's wishes from prison
07:45 (GMT+2), Thu, 16 February 2017
Valentine's day is just another really horrible commercial event. I shudder when I see Easter eggs in stores slide into the place where Christmas decorations were. And before we know it, Valentine's Day cards are popping up everywhere, impossible to miss. But if I am totally honest,...
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When animals are not humans
07:49 (GMT+2), Thu, 02 February 2017
Anthropomorphism, which means attributing human sentiments to an animal, is a new word for me and particularly relevant this week. When I first saw the beached seal at Coney Glen, The Heads, I immediately associated human sentiments and feelings with her. Her breathing seemed laboured and...
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What can we bring to the 'party of life'?
09:36 (GMT+2), Wed, 18 January 2017
There is a destructive wind blowing around this little town of Knysna, that touches many of us whether we choose to ignore it or not. I had written this column about how there is somebody who goes out of their way to provoke people, create negativity and just generally create a perception of...
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Be very proud of Knysna's cleanliness
08:15 (GMT+2), Thu, 12 January 2017
On New Year's Day I did the unthinkable in any other seaside town I have ever lived in South Africa and went swimming at the closest beach, which happened to be Bollard Bay on Leisure Island. It was packed, but there was peace and everybody was simply happy. In fact, it was a perfect...
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Of mad dogs and snakes
08:14 (GMT+2), Wed, 04 January 2017
Welcome back dear readers and compliments of the season. May this be a year of health, peace and love to all of you...prosperity comes last because if you don't have the others all the money and prosperity in the world isn't going to make you happy. Now let me talk of mad dogs and snakes...
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