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Merchants of despair

When imprisonment becomes a business, the profit motive rears its head at the expense of the good of the prisoners. Three recent books deal with the murky workings of the prison-industrial complex in South Africa

Rugby and rainbows

Reflecting on white joy, black celebration, and the meaning of the Springbok win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup

How Bosasa tried to silence Basson with threats, accusations of racism

Adriaan Basson started looking into Bosasa in 2006, publishing a number of exposés on the controversial firm

Red berets hit back at Gordhan with charges of their own

The EFF announced a criminal case will be opened against Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan

SA editors launch defamation claim against Bell Pottinger over ‘WMC’ campaign

The campaign, which was found to be racially divisive, was aimed at manipulating public opinion using social media

News24 apologises to Michael Holding for ‘failure’

Over the weekend, one reader posted an article that contravened the press code, now News24 is left to pick up the pieces.

Mbalula allegations heaping up

Questions around how Mbalula had paid for his trip to Las Vegas were first raised during a twitter spat between Minister Mbalula and Adriaan Basson.

True colours: Radio debate on ethics in journalism gets heated

An SAfm debate on ethics in journalism got heated this morning when Independent Media's Karima Brown took exception to what was being discussed.

Looking-Glass Wars: Ubuntu in the bathroom

A public discussion around Adriaan Basson's new book has given Chris Roper a sleepless night.

Ruling on journo’s sources a victory for media freedom

The <em>Mail & Guardian</em> has won a landmark case for media freedom after a judge ruled that journalists are not obliged to reveal their sources.

M&G in court over Bosasa sources

Ability to protect sources is crucial to exposing corruption, says the <em>M&G</em>.

Bosasa looks to foreign law for case against M&G

Bosasa has used the US and Australia as examples of legal precedents for the <i>M&G</i> to reveal its sources involved in a story alleging corruption.

M&G fights to protect its sources from Bosasa

The <i>M&G</i> is in court to protect its sources in a story that alleged large-scale corruption by facilities management company Bosasa.

Attack a defence in disguise

The <i>M&G</i> responds to Robert Gumede's smear campaign against it.

Claims against M&G ‘outrageous’, says noseweek editor

Claims by businessman Robert Gumede that <i>M&G</i> reporter Sam Sole was corrupt are "appalling", <i>noseweek</i> editor Martin Welz says.

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Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

Secret meetings with Zuma could sink Mkhwebane

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