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Don Pinnock

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Investigatiove journalist
Don Pinnock
Dr Don Pinnock is an investigative journalist and photographer who, some time back, realised he knew little about the natural world. So he set out to discover it. This took him to five continents – including Antarctica – and resulted in five books on natural history and hundreds of articles.
His other books include Gang Town, which won the City Press Tafelberg Non-Fiction award, and a biography of the journalist Ruth First. He has degrees in criminology, political science and African history and is a former editor of Getaway travel magazine.
He was one of the primary drafters of the Whte Paper that became the Child Justice Act, is a trustee of the Chrysalis Academy for high-risk youths and is the facilitator of the Western Cape Government’s gang strategy hub. He is a member of the Conservation Action Trust. His day job is as environmental investigative journalist.