Kevin Bloom

Feeding frenzy in the world’s newest country, Sudan

As South Sudan begins its journey towards development, the rest of the world is descending in droves. Kevin Bloom and Richard Poplak report.

Africa 3.0: Cruisers and corruption, Juba style

Where you see a proliferation of Toyota Land Cruisers in a developing nation, you know there's trouble.

Africa 3.0: State of Dis-Unity

Unity State in the north of the Republic of South Sudan is rich in oil reserves - meaning, of course, that it should also be a driver of growth.

Africa 3.0: Meet the gubernator

Meet Nyandeng Malek Dielic, the only female governor in the Republic of South Sudan.

Africa 3.0: Making good food in a tough town

When Osman Abdelmoniem first arrived in Juba in 2005, there was one tarred road and a tent in a camp cost him $350 a night.

Africa 3.0: Tuning into the future

In the International Bank Building overlooking Juba's remarkably active airport, we meet with a journalist named Clement Lochio Lomornana.

Juba: An old Jo’burg

Richard Poplak and Kevin Bloom are in South Sudan this week. Their first stop: Juba, a capital coming into its own.

Who will shake SA Jewry’s faith in Israel?

In SA's Jewish community there is no one to explain to us that we can no longer use past victimhood to justify Israel's actions, writes Kevin Bloom.

Making a Plan

If you want to make a quick buck, so the saying goes, stay out of media. If your heart's set, we could add, stay out of business media. The stumbling blocks to profit in the sector are legion, and it's not as if there's a lack of competition. Here Kevin Bloom looks at some brands that have come up with innovative responses to the challenges.

Mpofu’s Vast Vision

The new CEO of the SABC Dali Mpofu has a plan to take the public broadcaster into Africa on an unprecedented scale. It involves two 24-hour channels in a range of colonial and indigenous languages. It involves content tailor-made for each of the continent's economic blocs. It involves the aspirations of Nepad and the African Union. It will take massive political and financial clout to achieve. Kevin Bloom reports.

The point of journalism

If the point of journalism is to "speak truth to power", the month of October reconfirmed the purpose of South African media. Expressions of surprise at the candour of certain editorial pieces (implying frankness is not something we're used to?) were rife across the industry, followed closely by guesses as to what the eventual consequences might be.

Media in Africa

This year, as a variation on the theme in last December's African issue, we have decided to focus solely on the South African media companies doing business north of our borders. We have done this because it's far more relevant to our readers.

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WATCH IT AGAIN: Ramaphosa addresses the nation on measures to contain Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This included the extension of the national lockdown by another two weeks

More than 900 Americans to be evacuated from South Africa

Three flights are expected to leave South Africa over two days, embassy spokesperson says

Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world