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Tawana Kupe

Tawana Kupe

    Assault on democracy unites a nation
    Assault on democracy unites a nation
    The saga of Hlaudi Mo-tsoeneng's appointment as the permanent chief operating officer of the SABC, after an unacceptably long and controversial...
    Crisis of SABC is crisis for SA
    Crisis of SABC is crisis for SA
    No institution could embody the spirit of a new, democratic South Africa like the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) could.
    Radical broadcasting Bill is too rushed
    Radical broadcasting Bill is too rushed
    The new Public Service Broadcasting Bill tabled late last week calls for fundamental changes to the broadcasting landscape. These include new...
    How to free the media in Zimbabwe
    How to free the media in Zimbabwe
    After Robert Mugabe goes, Zimbabweans will have to face the fact that they have not enjoyed freedom of expression and a free media to the extent...
    Meet the Mayor
    Meet the Mayor
    The government has announced March 1 as the date for municipal elections. These elections, since you asked, are important because that is when you...
    New Era Dawns
    New Era Dawns
    In the 1990s, when it appeared that democracy was breaking out all over Africa with the fall of one-party states and military dictatorships, the...
    Debate with Snuki
    Debate with Snuki
    Developments in the political arena - from the Jacob Zuma issue, Oilgate, the crisis in service delivery, and the upcoming local government...
    Woman's Day Lies
    Woman's Day Lies
    I might be a month out with August's National Women's Day coverage, but it offers space for reflection on what was achieved. In August, and...
    Reasonable Suspicion
    Reasonable Suspicion
    Once again, political events surrounding South Africa's former deputy president Jacob Zuma have placed the media in the spotlight. The reporting on...
    Voices from Below
    Voices from Below
    May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day, when freedom of the media is reflected upon across the globe. It's a day that has its origins in Southern...
    Manuel's Imbongis
    Manuel's Imbongis
    A major failure of the media in South Africa seems to be their reporting on the national budget and the government's economic policies. The budget...
    Mbeki's Media Smarts
    Mbeki's Media Smarts
    I am quite sure a lot of journalists will be annoyed with me for declaring President Mbeki "communicator of the year" for 2004. On what grounds do...