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Chris Roper

Chris Roper

Chris Roper was editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian from July 2013 - July 2015.  Follow him on Twitter @chrisroper
Jazz spun into an ideal orbit
Jazz spun into an ideal orbit
Spacious Braamfontein jazz club The Orbit gets the mix just right in a number of crucial areas.
Christianity is the enemy of Christianity
Christianity is the enemy of Christianity
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's call for religion to influence the laws that govern the country could lead to the oppression of other religions.
Noma, asseblief
Noma, asseblief
In the game of food, you win when you dine on 21 courses at the best restaurant in the world.
Fat cats fall out: Sisulu vs Kasrils
Fat cats fall out: Sisulu vs Kasrils
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu takes on Ronnie Kasrils and allows us insight into the truth of what it means to be an ANC politician, writes Chris Roper.
Damon Galgut's 'Arctic Summer': How to read EM Forster afresh
Damon Galgut's 'Arctic Summer': How to read EM Forster afresh
Damon Galgut's dazzling historical fiction is also a set of modern morality tales informing the present.
I'm over Outa
I'm over Outa
Outa's press release paints its opposition to paying tolls as a mighty crusade. But there are much more important battles to fight.
Pistorius 'spike' breaks journalism!
Pistorius 'spike' breaks journalism!
Chris Roper reflects on the end of traditional media and why we are the tabloid nation now.
The lies Nelson Mandela taught us
The lies Nelson Mandela taught us
Chris Roper examines the myths and lies created by former president Nelson Mandela.
The day we broke Nkandla
The day we broke Nkandla
In November 2009, Chris Roper and Mandy Rossouw stumbled upon the start of what would become Zuma's Nkandla home. Chris looks back.
Crediting where credit's due
Crediting where credit's due
Chris Roper explains why it is still very necessary, even in an age with the powers of HTML, to attribute ideas correctly and sufficiently.
'White Widow': Language as terrorism
'White Widow': Language as terrorism
A debate around the term "White Widow" has raged in the M&G newsroom, with some feeling it's racist. Chris Roper weighs in on the argument.