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Accolades act as a blow to journalists’ pride, BUSINESS DAY (Late Final)

Accolades act as a blow to journalists' pride, BUSINESS DAY (Late Final)

The lnsider RECOGNITION for a journalist can on occasion be something of a curate's egg. As in the case of the accolades handed down by National Empowerment Fund (NEF) CEO Philisiwe Buthelezi in the agency's annual report. Last year, the NEF employed consultants to evaluate its press coverage, presumably after the negative publicity surrounding its R34m loan to Hyde Park luxury store Luminance. The study concluded that most of the coverage of the NEF was positive, and Buthelezi proceeded to name those journalists who had been particularly positive in their coverage. Being proud journalists, the Insider suspects they will be the worst performers next time around. Very large cat flouts rules A MASTER at Cambridge University is allowed to keep his banned pet dog in his university accommodation after convincing university officials that it is in fact a “very large cat”. The master of Selwyn College of Cambridge University, Roger Mosey, is allowed to house his basset hound, YoYo, despite dogs not being allowed to stay at the college. However, following the example of former professor Owen Chadwick, who kept dogs in his rooms during the mid-1900s, Mosey managed to get the university council to approve his rescue dog — as cats are allowed.


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