African Media

Botswana’s media is in crisis

COMMENT We live in a divided political environment and amid radical economic disparities. But there is one thing...

Children’s rights win over media freedom

The court found that the law’s unequal treatment of child accused and child witnesses as well as child victims was unconstitutional.

How — and how not — to restore trust in media

In an age of unprecedented access to information, people must improve their media literacy. But that does not let media organizations off the hook

Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny

Western aid has resulted in an Anglo-American culture of journalism education which has proved impractical to implement in African countries

Selling Africa’s good news stories

Low pay and precarious work conditions for most African journalists lead many to seek work with Western news outlets

​Media – Afentse ‘Fenny’ Lekolwane

Her Flave Productions company produces both short films and movies, and “Botswood” was set up to bring the film industry together.

Free speech remains a mote in Africa’s eye

The state and the press are still head to head in the name of freedom of expression.

Angolan generals take on journalist

The defamation trial of Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, started in Luanda on Tuesday.

Hate speech on the rise in African media

Hate speech is on the rise in African media and could be avoided if media houses were financially stable and independent, say media leaders.

Street focus becomes Chronic

Literary magazine <i>Chimurenga</i>'s first newspaper will retell the xenophobia story from the inside.

South Africa slow to take up digital media

Despite growing demand for digital media in South Africa, there is still strong interest in traditional media in rural areas because of the costs.

The foundations of freedom

Former Constitutional Court Judge, <b>Kate O'Regan</b> spoke at a conference on the roles and responsibilities of Africa's media.

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Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world