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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.

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Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

‘We’re satisfied with SA’s land reform policy’— US Ambassador

Top US official is lobbying multinational firms to invest in South Africa

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences