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The mistakes donors make when funding African media

Donors are rushing to fund media in Africa — but here’s a few things they should think about before they do

Africa needs traditional, independent media to hold the powerful to account

Social-media platforms have their place, but it is investigative journalists who can effect change

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

State capture: The Kenyan edition

Corruption scandals have rocked Kenyan politics this year, implicating some of the country’s most senior officials

Nigerian political parties are weaponising fake news

According to new research, the volume of disinformation and fake news in the run-up to the Nigerian election is unprecedented

UK minister breaks ranks with no-deal Brexit warning

Greg Clark's comments contradicted official government policy of not ruling out a no-deal Brexit

BBC China editor quits in equal pay protest

Carrie Gracie said she resigned last week over a "crisis of trust" which has engulfed the BBC.

The life (on other worlds) of Brian

Science's "hottest" TV presenter, Brian Cox, makes a good argument for life elsewhere in the universe.

BBC’s #BringBackOurGirls photo error causes newsroom ‘anxiety’

The corporation's news chief says its use of an image of a girl who was not Nigerian and not kidnapped has caused "a great deal of strain".

Wimbledon champ Murray wins BBC sports award

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been voted the BBC's 60th Sports Personality of the Year.

Bartoli: Sexism in sport is spite and lust

The BBC commentator who denigrated tennis player Marion Bartoli is part of a wider culture, writes Tanya Gold.

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.