Blood, gold and water

A journalist responds

By Mara Kardas-Nelson The below is in response to the comments received in response to an opinion piece published on Thought Leader on November 11 2010. This piece has obviously created a large amount of controversy, and so I feel it my responsibility as the author to respond. Firstly, it was never my intention to…

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‘People just don’t know this water is bad for you’

By Mara Kardas-Nelson To say that Mariette Liefferink is eccentric is a gross understatement. Before visiting her small Tuscan villa in Randburg, Johannesburg for an 8am Saturday interview, my colleague, photojournalist Sam Reinders, and I had heard of her impeccably matching outfits and over-stuffed house displaying an array of furs, French portrait books, and brandy…

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