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Lloyd Gedye

Lloyd Gedye

Lloyd Gedye is a freelance journalist and one of the founders of The Con.
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...
​Got old plastic? Here’s how to cash in on your unwanted vinyl
​Got old plastic? Here’s how to cash in on your unwanted vinyl
Serious vinyl collectors will know that moving house is a major chore. My turn came at the end of November. I had a collection of close to 3 000...
It's high noon for beleaguered SAA as Zuma and Gordhan face off
It's high noon for beleaguered SAA as Zuma and Gordhan face off
SAA may be staring financial collapse in the face but there is no indication that President Jacob Zuma is prepared to replace its board chairperson,...
Steel giant hobbled by ball and chain ahead of crunch hearings on import protection
Steel giant hobbled by ball and chain ahead of crunch hearings on import protection
Having been handed a R1.5-billion fine, the largest in South African competition law history, serial offender ArcelorMittal South Africa (Amsa) has...
North, south, east and west, throw your hands up: Jo’burg residents despair of crime
North, south, east and west, throw your hands up: Jo’burg residents despair of crime
“This is where it all started,” says a Johannesburg municipal employee. He is standing next to the Freedom Charter monument in Kliptown, Soweto....
Tshwane residents have lost faith in the ANC and complain bitterly about crime
Tshwane residents have lost faith in the ANC and complain bitterly about crime
Nelson Moroawana is a street vendor who sells sweets, chips and fruit a few blocks from the Gautrain station in Pretoria. He lives in Atteridgeville and originally comes from Limpopo....
‘Black Lives Matter’ explores Marikana residents’ fight against a mining company, a chief and a municipality
‘Black Lives Matter’ explores Marikana residents’ fight against a mining company, a chief and a municipality
“Democracy is for the capitalists and their children’s children,” says activist Moekheti Khoda near the end of the documentary Black Lives...
'The Endless River' shatters awkward silence on race, rape and violence in SA
'The Endless River' shatters awkward silence on race, rape and violence in SA
“Silence for me is when the audience starts to watch,” says filmmaker Oliver Hermanus, via email from the Sydney Film Festival. 
Wonderboy mockumentary on the ANC: 'I don't know what will happen when JZ sees this'
Wonderboy mockumentary on the ANC: 'I don't know what will happen when JZ sees this'
The second question came from the very back of Durban’s Playhouse theatre and it made Kagiso Lediga angry.