Charles Leonard

Charles Leonard is a journalist, editor, broadcaster, DJ and record collector. For more than 30 years, he has edited and written for a variety of South African publications and broadcasters, including the Mail & Guardian, Business Day, SABC, Vrye Weekblad and the Sunday Times, as well as Channel Four News in the UK.

The Nkrumahs’ marriage was no match made in heaven

This almost forgotten song, written at a time when many African countries had gained their independence, can provide hope during our era of persistent xenophobia

The 10 baddest albums of 2015

Charles Leonard chooses a fine, eclectic mix of jazz – local, spiritual, Afro-futurist – dub, electronica and pop.

Coming to SA: UK DJ Charles Webster on not playing bad music

UK producer and DJ Charles Webster talks about playing at this weekend's Churn 2015 and his latest album.

All aboard the Soul Train

From hyphenated soul to experimental soul, Charles Leonard explores the four directions that soul is taking these days.

Andre Brink opened my teenage eyes

From "Orgie" to "Droë Wit Seisoen", Charles Leonard remembers how the late Andre Brink's writing and character transformed his life.

Highs and lows of a year in music

Charles Leonard writes about his vet’s stillborn question to Leonard Cohen and the joys of reggae.

No tricks were used in Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems

Producer, Patrick Leonard, assures M&G's Charles Leonard that no tricks were used during the recording of Popular Problems.

Singer Leonard Cohen is back on the road

Getting shafted by his manager turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Canada's best-loved singer, writes Charles Leonard.

Press Releases

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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