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Life as an Eritrean journalist

It’s official: Eritrea is the world’s most censored country. This is one journalist’s account of what it is like to work there

CPJ calls on SADC to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists

CPJ has documented a deeply troubling erosion of press freedom in several member states, including attacks on journalists

Tanzanian journalist wins International Press Freedom Award

Maxence Melo Mubyazi is one of five recipients of the 2019 International Press Freedom Award.

Journalist killed in Ghana, home to Africa’s freest press

2019’s first recorded death of a journalist happened in Accra in mid-January

Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings — watchdog

The Committee to Protect Journalists said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'

Editorial: Malema plays a dangerous game

Many of the journalists on Malema’s list have already been subjected to a torrent of abuse on social media platforms

EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns

Tanzania's President Magufuli is facing growing international pressure and sanction over the repression of civil society, the media and gay people

Sanef concerned by Sisulu’s ‘defence’ of Tanzanian authorities

There are conflicting accounts of what happened to Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo during their detention in Tanzania

Dirco urges journalists to carry correct travel documentation

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said Tanzanian authorities told her Quintal and Mumo were detained because they had contravened their visa regulations

Accountability dies when journalists are killed

Today more journalists are murdered because of their reporting than die in war zones

Editorial: Journalism under attack in Africa

'Journalists will not go down without a fight, even as it becomes ever more difficult to do so'

Dirco confirms release of former M&G editor, colleague

Angela Quintal and her Committee to Protect Journalists colleague Muthoki Mumo are now free to leave Tanzania

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova murdered

Viktoria Marinova is the third high-profile journalist to be killed in the European Union in the past year, and the fourth since the start of 2017

Kenya signs bill criminalising fake news

​On Wednesday, President Kenyatta signed a lengthy new Bill into law, criminalising cybercrimes including fake news, cyberbullying and cyberespionage

Liberia’s Weah, media on edge as reporter flees

There has been no honeymoon period for the press under the new government of President George Weah

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Signing a path to freedom for the deaf

If South African Sign Language is recognised as one of the country’s official languages, it will considerably ease many of the deaf community’s problems of access, education and equality.

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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