EDI­TOR’S RE­SPONSE

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - LETTERS -

You are ab­so­lutely right of course – sadly Madiba’s death oc­curred af­ter we had gone to print – we made a con­certed ef­fort to at­tempt to insert a loose leaf into the mag­a­zine af­ter the dead­line but it was im­pos­si­ble. (I shed a tear of frus­tra­tion, I can tell you.) As you know, we try to ap­proach the is­sues of the day with a wry and in­tel­li­gent eye on the world.We did not or­der the sto­ries of the year (al­though I can see how the num­bers may give that im­pres­sion), so much as present them as 10 things that re­ally changed the way we op­er­ated, per­ceived our­selves and ex­pe­ri­enced the world. It is prob­a­bly a very sad in­dict­ment that even Pres­i­dent Obama, Pres­i­dent Cameron and the Dan­ish Prime Min­is­ter took a selfie at the me­mo­rial ser­vice for Madiba. Please find the link to the ed­i­to­rial note I wrote on the day of the tragic death of Madiba (Marieclaire.co.za/hot-topics/ eds-note/a-note-from-our-edi­tor) and please con­tinue to chal­lenge us. It shows that you re­spect us enough to raise im­por­tant is­sues with us. I wish you a very happy and suc­cess­ful 2014 and hope that you will con­tinue to read MC and keep us on our toes. – As­pa­sia Kar­ras

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