What’s happened to the KZN sardine run? The answer is worrying

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What’s happened to the KZN sardine run? The answer is worrying

New research has tracked changes to what once was an annual Durban excitement, and has fingered a culprit

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Back in the 1980s there was a curious journalistic “knighting” ceremony in the newsroom of a Durban daily paper.

Sometime around early May or June each year, the then news editor would cast his eyes around the newsroom to pick out a newbie reporter (and on occasion an older hack who appeared to be idle).

Suppressing a grin, he would summon the chosen one to his office to inform them of an impending, important mission. Then, with a flourish, he would reach behind his back and present them with a gift-wrapped package...

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