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John Harvey

John Harvey is a journalist based in Cape Town, South Africa. He has covered South Africa for both local and international media, both online and in print. He has written and worked for the New York Daily News, Cambodia Daily (Phnom Penh), Roads & Kingdoms (New York), News24, Sunday Times Business Times, The Times, Business Day and Independent Media. He has served as chief copy editor, news editor and online editor. John has an extensive knowledge of sub-Saharan Africa, covering politics, culture and sport.



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Nature photography in St Helena Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.


The day after "Blade Runner" and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, John Harvey began writing a series of articles for the New York Daily News.


A fire that broke out in Cape Town's Imizamo Yethu informal settlement on March 11, 2017 left more than 10 000 people homeless.

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