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In praise of the little black book
(or the modern equivalent thereof)

Don’t be like those sad Millennials you see at some events, sitting staring at their smartphones. Use the time to cultivate contacts; work the room. Remember: you schmooze or you

Duzi Disaster Environment Latest News

VALLEY LOW: Small-scale farmers worry they will not be compensated for “losses”

Small-scale farmers on the banks of the uMsunduzi River are blaming Pietermaritzburg’s edible oil manufacturer, Willowton Oil, for potential crop failures. They are worried they will not be compensated —

Environment Latest News

Colossal collapse

Featured image: Dusi Media Office Revealing photos of the catastrophic industrial spill at the Willowton Oil plant in Pietermaritzburg have surfaced from a source inside the plant responsible for one

Environment Latest News

Rush to save KZN’s uMsunduzi river after disastrous toxic spill

The race is on to save the uMsunduzi River in KwaZulu-Natal after a massive, toxic spill of oil and caustic soda from Willowton Oil turned the river into a soapy

Training Writing tips

Avoid spaghetting – it will save you time!

If you don’t want to lose the plot in writing a stunning narrative feature, read this!

Latest News Social and Justice issues

An oasis of hope:
Wild Coast school helps
break cycle of violence and poverty

In an impoverished community, a well-run school breaks the cycle of violence and poverty, reports Mlu Mdletshe

Environment Thin Green Line TOP STORIES

Disaster fund needed to clean Duzi river spill

1,6 million litres of fatty oils and caustic soda poured out of Willowton Oil into the Msundusi River on Tuesday leaving a trail of destruction By Fred Kockott As a

Training Writing tips

Roller coaster! How to take your readers along for the ride

You have to take the reader on a journey. There must be ups and downs and you must reach a high point. Some thoughts on narrative arcs and structuring you story

Training Writing tips

Mrs Kelly’s Monster – a must-read for feature writers

Mrs Kelly’s Monster – the first Pulitzer winner for feature writing – is still relevant and amazing, so much so that Harvard’s Nieman Storyboard was still analyzing the piece 33 years after

Training Writing tips

Son of a pitch!

A primer on how do get editors gushin’ rather than cussin’.