If publishing a shocking image can do something to cut through the smugness, then it is worth some offence and discomfort.
A position paper by the NMF draws on the engagements of race and identity, and how these dialogues continue on the imprints of South Africa's past.
Critical issues cut to the heart of the party’s recent record, which is perhaps why its leaders are failing to speak out.
The past shows that aid and development models cannot resolve the continent's inherent problems.
Confusion and uncertainty about nuclear security could hurt South Africa's favoured nation status.
The Cabinet minister worked as hard as he played, and was reviled by some but respected by many.
The Cape Times debacle is just one example of how DA leader Helen Zille can show scant respect for journalists and the media, writes Verashni Pillay.
The newspaper erred in turning a suggestion made at an ANC workshop into a party decision.
The current Spy vs Spy farce summons a sense of déjà vu, with a CIA spook lurking in every nook.
User-generated content can be both a media boon and a minefield, with hoaxes and propaganda competing with bona fide eyewitness accounts.
Social media enables everyone to be a reporter, widening the media’s gaze, but tried-and-tested journalistic skills are still essential.
Richard Young has argued at the arms deal commission that the tender process employed was illogical and illegitimate.
Migrants face uncertainty and, to survive, they forge identities through business and religion.
A journalism of conversation is a responsibility to the quality and inclusiveness of the debates that ripple across society.
The African Union may not have the clout to lobby for the reforms required to prevent vast sums of money leaving the continent.
Imprisonment is now recognised as a disproportionate interference in the exercise of freedom of expression, following the Burkina Faso ruling.
The unbanning of political parties and the end of emergency media laws meant the Weekly Mail had to reassess its role.
The motives of the 'last apartheid president' can only be truly understood within a 20-year context.
A look ahead at the most important court cases 2015 will bring. Important political cases, but also the state's appeal in the Oscar Pistorius case.