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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.

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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Another rabbit out of Jacob’s hat
11:00 (GMT+2), Tue, 28 February 2017
Soon after ordinary folk become politicians they leave the real world, entering a place of Alice in Wonderland proportions called parliament. Some take on characters created by Lewis Carroll. You spot them while watching television coverage of assembly sessions. In fact, the plot,...
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The day you meet your match
13:03 (GMT+2), Tue, 21 February 2017
What's in a name? Depends on what name and to whom it belongs. Take my name. At one time, I thought it was rare, almost exclusive to an elite group. Wrong. I've discovered my namesake. The garden was getting out of hand, with weeds smothering the flowers. And not having green fingers and...
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Tooth linked to dinosaurian dentistry?
14:19 (GMT+2), Tue, 14 February 2017
Local paleontologists are ecstatic and are salivating over the latest find. A dinosaur's tooth. And according to one expert, the unlucky prehistoric lizard lost his incisor 120 million years back. Evidently the tooth was picked up on a Knysna beach by a youngster who had a feeling it was more than...
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