Archive for October, 2011

Oct 25 2011

One press release, two messages

Published by under Europe,More News

One of the things I like about journalism is that I can compare my interpretation of a set of facts (for instance, a press release) with the interpretation given to the same press release by other journalists – the competition, so to speak. I do that mostly to learn and improve my own interpretation skills. Sometimes, I can teach others.

As happened in this case: compare this article with this article.  And remember that the whole idea behind economic indicator reporting is that it should help the reader to look forward better.

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Oct 12 2011

Bartho’s white does it again

Winemaker Bartho Eksteen and Hermanuspietersfontein (HPF) did it again! After being crowned Diners Club Winemaker of the Year in 2010 for his 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, the Platter Wine Guide now awarded Eksteen 5 stars for his 2010 Sauvignon Blanc. Two top achievements in less than two years – not bad.  [Read on]

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Oct 05 2011

The short walk to reliance

Published by under Opinion,South Africa,Top Stories

South Africa’s first 15 years as a democratic country brought with it an amazing turn of fortunes for the “new electorate” – from being totally free to determine its own destiny in 1994, to the day (roughly 15 years later) it had completely lost that freedom again. In reality, if not in form, or outer appearance. [Read on]

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