Chris Roper

Chris Roper was editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian from July 2013 - July 2015.

Digital pioneer whose kindness stood out

Matthew Buckland, 1974-2019

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

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's call for religion to influence the laws that govern the country could lead to the oppression of other religions.

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.

Noma, asseblief

In the game of food, you win when you dine on 21 courses at the best restaurant in the world.

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

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!

Chris Roper reflects on the end of traditional media and why we are the tabloid nation now.

The lies Nelson Mandela taught us

Chris Roper examines the myths and lies created by former president Nelson Mandela.

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

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

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.

Press Releases

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

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

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