Carien du Plessis

About the Author Carien du Plessis

Carien du Plessis is a word mercenary who is in love with the road and married to the story. She is captured by politics and the Africa rising narrative.

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Paradise island gone to the dogs

A country’s moral compass can be identified from the way it treats its prisoners and its animals. Consider the plight of stray mutts in Mauritius, where authorities are catching them with nets before injecting them with a lethal brew. Naturally, a slew of animal rights organisations in and outside the country have objected to the practice. Carien du Plessis was in Mauritius recently. This is her report on the plight of the island’s canines.

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Trump versus Clinton: Observations on the first Presidential Debate

Everyone with a television should be allowed to vote in American elections, former Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere reportedly said – and this was long before television had become the spectacle that it is now. South African journalist Carien du Plessis, who is travelling in the United States, watched the presidential debate on 27 September 2016. This is her report.