Matthew Buckland, 1974-2019
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s call for religion to influence the laws that govern the country could lead to the oppression of other religions.
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu takes on Ronnie Kasrils and allows us insight into the truth of what it means to be an ANC politician, writes Chris Roper.
Outa’s press release paints its opposition to paying tolls as a mighty crusade. But there are much more important battles to fight.
Chris Roper reflects on the end of traditional media and why we are the tabloid nation now.
Chris Roper examines the myths and lies created by former president Nelson Mandela.
In November 2009, Chris Roper and Mandy Rossouw stumbled upon the start of what would become Zuma’s Nkandla home. Chris looks back.
A debate around the term "White Widow" has raged in the M&G newsroom, with some feeling it’s racist. Chris Roper weighs in on the argument.
The ANC claims they’re vindicated by a Press Council verdict on a recent M&G headline. Play "Devious, or Dim?". You be the judge.
Lady Gaga disallowing news photographers at her concert is hardly a threat to democracy and the country’s Constitution, writes Chris Roper.
A public discussion around Adriaan Basson’s new book has given Chris Roper a sleepless night.
Little Heart is an album that will win Fetish many new fans, while remaining true to the dark vision that converted so many people at the beginning.
Chris Roper says Die Antwoord’s reaction to his review of their album "SOS" was a cry for attention from the South African audience.
Chris Roper finds Bob Dylan’s Tempest isn’t a great Dylan album – and it doesn’t have to be, because it’s still one of 2012’s finest offerings.
Chris Roper was in the audience at Comedy Central’s roast of Steve Hofmeyr. But the evening of laughter left him terminally depressed.
Mail & Guardian Online editor Chris Roper battles to find significance in socialite Khanyi Mbau’s tell-all biography.
Antonie Roux was a true online person, and it’s no exaggeration to claim he shaped much of what the internet in SA has become, writes Chris Roper.
Derek Gripper’s transcendental guitar music does sublime justice to the Griots and their remarkable instrument called the kora, writes Chris Roper.
We’ve built a new M&G site to cater for the powerful new tools available to journalists and readers.
To tell you what Neil Le Roux’s monochrome work means appears to need a paradoxically massive vocabulary.
Government was kind enough to spend some of our money selling the secrecy Bill to us. Here’s a translation of what they really meant.
<b>Chris Roper</b> looks at what is needed to revitalise the news and stop beating about the bush when confronting our social ills.
A Christian, a Muslim and an atheist walk into a Woolworths. This can only end badly.
On this, their fourth album, Van Coke Kartel earn the right to command our respect.
Tough choices are called for when you are overloaded with film, music and interactive media says Chris Roper about the South by South-west festival.
This is not a blurb introducing an article by <b>Chris Roper</b> raving about the best Design Indaba yet.
Harley-Davidson doesn’t sell motorcycles — it sells lifestyles named Softail, Dyna Switchback and V-Rod that their owners cherish like artworks.
Mandela’s face on our notes more pleasing to the Western world.
<b>Chris Roper</b> is happy to live in a country where we believe in zombies and tokoloshes but is concerned we’ll start believing in politicians too.
<b>Chris Roper</b> takes a closer look at one of the more retarded manifestations of popular culture — Cosmo’s Sexiest SA Men Calendar for 2012.
Chris Roper muses on the genius that is Nonhle Thema.
Amid a furore about promoting promiscuity, the DA poster’s association of sex and politics, not to mention the allure of the other, sells very well.