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Janet Heard @ The Tavola Restaurant, Claremont

Janet Heard recently returned from Cambridge in the US after spending a year at Harvard University as a 2009/10 Nieman Fellow of journalism.


On her return, she moved to the Cape Times as Assistant Editor, Head of News. Previously, she had been Executive Editor of the Weekend Argus, and before that, News Editor at the Cape Argus.


After graduating from Rhodes University, Janet started her career as a cub reporter at The Star during the height of the state of emergency in 1988. She was part of the team that covered the unbanning of the ANC and release of Mandela.


During her career, she has been a writer and also a sub-editor, all on newspapers (including 5 years as a senior reporter at the Sunday Times), except for a three-year stint at Femina magazine. She has also spent 3 years overseas, working at The Age in Melbourne and South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.


In the US, she broke her fear of New Media. She started a personal blog (, experimented with Twitter and social media tools.


She returned to South Africa in the celebratory afterglow of the World Cup, and soon after, the ominous threats to freedom of the press.


Date Thursday, September 30, 2010
Time 12:30 for 13:00
Venue A Tavola Restaurant, The Quadrant, Shop1, Library Square, Wilderness Road, Claremont (adjacent to Claremont library and near Kingsbury Hospital)
Cost R125 Members R165 Guests

Gloria at 021 683 3990 or


Payment can be made on the day at the venue by cash or cheque (not credit card) or prior to the function by electronic transfer. Please do not deposit cash into the account as bank charges are too high on cash deposits.

Info for online deposits: FNB, Cape Town,Br Code 201409, Account 50260072365

Notes Vegetarians and people with other dietary requirements please inform us beforehand.

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