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Digital pioneer whose kindness stood out

Matthew Buckland, 1974-2019

Christianity is the enemy of Christianity

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's call for religion to influence the laws that govern the country could lead to the oppression of other religions.

Fat cats fall out: Sisulu vs Kasrils

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.

I’m over Outa

Outa's press release paints its opposition to paying tolls as a mighty crusade. But there are much more important battles to fight.

Pistorius ‘spike’ breaks journalism!

Chris Roper reflects on the end of traditional media and why we are the tabloid nation now.

The lies Nelson Mandela taught us

Chris Roper examines the myths and lies created by former president Nelson Mandela.

The day we broke Nkandla

In November 2009, Chris Roper and Mandy Rossouw stumbled upon the start of what would become Zuma's Nkandla home. Chris looks back.

‘White Widow’: Language as terrorism

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.

ANC: Devious or Dim?

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.

Looking Glass Wars: Lady Gaga, enemy of democracy

Lady Gaga disallowing news photographers at her concert is hardly a threat to democracy and the country's Constitution, writes Chris Roper.

Looking-Glass Wars: Ubuntu in the bathroom

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

Little Heart breathes new life into Fetish

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.

Die Antwoord is my pimp

Chris Roper says Die Antwoord's reaction to his review of their album "SOS" was a cry for attention from the South African audience.

Bob Dylan’s Tempest: A privilege to listen to

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.

Comedy, that cruel mistress

Chris Roper was in the audience at Comedy Central's roast of Steve Hofmeyr. But the evening of laughter left him terminally depressed.

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