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Martin Hatchuel: Articles

A selection of articles and stories I've recently written

Contact me: Let's chat if you'd like something written for yourself, or for your company or organisation.

Putting the Knysna Oyster on its rightful plate

Commissioned by 34 South Restaurant, Knysna. Part entertainment, part conservation message, part company profile

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With a hundred men we can move a mountain

How an AirBnB host's love of her job made movie magic. And changed lives.

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Windsor House: Making accommodation magic in Tokai

An example of how I find the story in your company profile

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Township Winery: Why growing wines in Cape Town's slums make sense

A blog article for Easy Five Guest House (Somerset West) makes for a fascinating look at an intriguing project.

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SANBI online: treasure trove for gardeners

A blog post for a real estate website: providing useful information for users while also ticking all the boxes for the right key words. 

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A better model for measuring welfare in wild animal sanctuaries

Co-authored with Greg Vogt, founder,Conservation Guardians

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No, cycling isn't the new golf

An example of the kind of in-depth article I'm able to research and write for the issues you're facing in your business. Also - something from back in the day: 2016, to be exact. 

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Post-fire rehabilitation - Featherbed Nature Reserve

For this article for a private nature reserve in Knysna, I combined my qualification in horticulture with my experience and my writing abilities. 

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Earlier stone age archaeology in Knysna

An article in the Knysna Museum series, 'Our Heritage in Stone'

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Pre-colonial people of the Knysna forests

Commissioned by the Knysna Museum. One of a number of articles in the series, 'Our Forestry Heritage'

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Slavery and labour in the Knysna forests in the 19th Century

In-depth long-form article prepared with original research at the Western Cape Archive. Part of the Knysna Museum's series 'Our Forestry Heritage'

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Natie and the Pumpkin Bumpkin

Stories for kids. For me, there's nothing funner than reading them aloud - except perhaps writing them. 

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A Miraculous Day at the Witsand Botel

Sometimes, there's nothing more important than a good ghost story around the campfire. And yes, I write them, too. (The stories - not the campfires.)

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