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Lloyd Gedye

Lloyd Gedye

Lloyd Gedye is a freelance journalist and one of the founders of The Con.
How the cement cartel was built
How the cement cartel was built
‘Hidden in its walled garden within a stone’s throw of the Champs Elysées and La Défense, the Saint James offers its club members and guests...
Workings of post-apartheid cement cartel laid bare
Workings of post-apartheid cement cartel laid bare
Higher-ups in South Africa’s cement industry testifying before the competition commission have admitted to over 10 years of collusion,...
White genocide: How the big lie spread to the US and beyond
White genocide: How the big lie spread to the US and beyond
The spike in advocacy against a so-called “white genocide” in South Africa can be traced to a co-ordinated campaign by right-wing group the...
For sonic explorers
For sonic explorers
Tinariwen: Elwan
MultiChoice: Bully boy or dirty player?
MultiChoice: Bully boy or dirty player?
MultiChoice threatened to drop 24-hour news channel eNCA from its DStv platform if parent company e.tv did not reverse its pursuit of encrypted...
Does Oppenheimer say it all?
Does Oppenheimer say it all?
A Man of Africa: The Political Thought of Harry Oppenheimer provides a window into the paternalism and white superiority embedded in the...
Computicket hauled over the coals
Computicket hauled over the coals
A seven-year legal battle between Computicket and the Competition Commission is coming to a head at the Competition Tribunal in Pretoria.
Musician. Teacher. Raconteur
Musician. Teacher. Raconteur
I was ushered into a large room with the traits of an office — bookshelves, filing cabinets and a desk — but looking more like a...
Dismay over ‘missing’ Mendi medals
Dismay over ‘missing’ Mendi medals
The government had planned to bestow posthumous medals to honour the African soldiers who drowned on the SS Mendi during World War I, on...
A hundred years later, no medals for 607 drowned soldiers
A hundred years later, no medals for 607 drowned soldiers
Government had planned to bestow medals to honour the African soldiers that drowned on the SS Mendi during World War One, on the centenary of the...
Reliving West African highlife
Reliving West African highlife
HIGHLIFE GIANTS: WEST AFRICAN DANCE BAND PIONEERS by John Collins (Cassava Republic)
Your top 10 picks for new SABC board
Your top 10 picks for new SABC board
As news broke in December that SABC chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe had stepped down, nongovernmental organisation Media Monitoring Africa began...