The Star


Journalists face danger 'far too often'


The South African National Editors' Forum has slammed the danger journalists are put in while out on stories after a Star photographer was injured.

Journalists face danger 'far too often'

ANCYL request for media probe denied

Staff Reporter

The press ombudsman has denied an ANC Youth League request for a probe into two newspapers' use of incorrect quotes attributed to Julius Malema.

ANCYL request for media probe denied

Imaging the violence, and imagining our media without it

Staff Reporter, Guy Berger

Could the visuals have stoked the attacks? An American journalism teacher visiting SA has been horrified at the broadcast and publication of xenophobic violence. It clashes with her home experience where audiences are sheltered by the media.

The seven-year itch

Mark Ashurst

With impeccable timing, Jacob Zuma arrived in London exactly seven years after the charges of a "conspiracy to harm the president" laid against three of Thabo Mbeki's putative rivals in April 2001. Seven years on, the new ANC leadership -- including one of the alleged conspirator Mathews Phosa, as party treasurer -- was welcomed warmly in London.

DA says Mbeki must release letter he sent to Bush

Staff Reporter

President Thabo Mbeki must release the letter he allegedly wrote to George Bush asking the American president to "butt out" of Zimbabwe, the Democratic Alliance said on Thursday. Mbeki's four-page letter to Bush apparently criticised the United States for taking sides against Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.

No need to wait for the Gautrain

Zahira Kharsany

"To be quite honest, trains at one stage were unreliable," says Leon Vender, settling back into the plush seats of the new Business Express, a spanking new train service launched last week. While other commuters are battling the morning hell-run between Johannesburg and Pretoria, these commuters are sipping coffee and taking in the view.

'These people get killed for nothing'

Imke Van Hoorn

The headlines of the papers at the newsstand at the Bree Street taxi rank on Monday reflect the deadly xenophobic violence that spread around Johannesburg on the weekend. "Violence flares up," the Sowetan says. "Flames of hate" is the headline of both the Star and the Times.

'No campaign to repel foreigners'

Mail & Guardian Online reporter and Sapa, Sapa-AFP

There is no campaign to drive foreigners out of Alexandra, said African National Congress provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile on Wednesday outside the home of a victim of this week's alleged xenophobic attacks in the Johannesburg township that have claimed three lives. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela also visited the township on Wednesday.

Hunted by gangs, migrants flee flames

Chris McGreal

George Mhanda came to Johannesburg to feed his family, struggling to eat under Robert Mugabe's derelict rule. The Zimbabwean mechanic found a job in a local garage and a room in a small house in Tembisa township, and sent cash home every month.

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