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I would like to com­ment on the ar­ti­cle about the Laings­burg flood in go! # 139, writ­ten by Sophia van Taak. It’s a won­der­ful piece of jour­nal­ism, thor­oughly re­searched and ac­com­pa­nied by great pho­to­graphs. But most im­por­tantly, it’s so com­pas­sion­ate in tone. At the time of the flood I was a 13-year-old school­girl. A close friend of my mother’s had just moved to Laings­burg to take up a teach­ing post there. She was swept away in the flood and never found. I want to com­pli­ment Sophia and all the peo­ple in­volved on an out­stand­ing piece of work. Thank you for up­hold­ing jour­nal­is­tic ex­cel­lence. JANET COLE, Cape Town

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