Anton Harber

Guest Author

How investigative journalists helped turn the tide against corruption in SA

Investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.

Campaigning journalist was a  ‘mensch’

Eddie Koch was a relentlessly determined reporter and the people he wrote about mattered

Two books that tell the unsettling tale of South Africa’s descent

South Africa has produced two must-read thrillers in the past week. They are non-fiction, yet are as gripping and readable as any page-turner.

David Beresford: Reporter who was also a great writer

David Beresford was known and admired by his peers for his dedication to the craft of journalism.

Investigative reporter David Beresford saw the big picture

David Beresford was known and admired by his peers for his dedication to the craft of journalism, writes seasoned journalist Anton Harber.

Unbanned and uncertain: How we found new purpose

The unbanning of political parties and the end of emergency media laws meant the Weekly Mail had to reassess its role.

Gordimer: A leader quite prepared to grubby herself in struggle politics

It was 1988, Salman Rushdie had been 'disinvited' from the Weekly Mail Book Week and SA literature ­giants were at loggerheads, recalls Anton Harber.

Honour outs revolutionary newsman

Founding co-editor of the "Weekly Mail" Irwin Manoim has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Wits University.

Naspers: Going for a global empire

An edited extract from Anton Harber's e-book sheds light on Naspers boss, Koos Bekker.

Yes, it’s a party. No, there’s no leader – yet

The leaders of the three white parliamentary parties to the left of the government emerged late yesterday...

Press Releases

Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

BE 1 OF 8 LUCKY PEOPLE TO DRIVE OFF WITH R80 000

From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000