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Let’s reinvent Afrikaans (and ourselves) together
Let’s reinvent Afrikaans (and ourselves) together
A couple of weeks past, I chaired a panel discussion on AfriKaaps, an emergent speech variety of Kaaps (a variety of Afrikaans) in conversation...
The elite have stolen the will of the people
The elite have stolen the will of the people
A dangerous contradiction mires South African politics: a rhetorical commitment by government to the empowerment of people, which is then rendered...
Editorial: EFF must expect scrutiny
Editorial: EFF must expect scrutiny
On Tuesday evening, out of the blue, the Economic Freedom Fighters Gauteng provincial chairperson tweeted a bizarre attack on the Mail &...
SA drops in World Press Freedom rankings
SA drops in World Press Freedom rankings
South Africa has dropped to number 31 out of 180 countries surveyed in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders...
South Africa needs to take a position on the plight of the Turks under Erdoğan
South Africa needs to take a position on the plight of the Turks under Erdoğan
South Africa is still experiencing enormous challenges 25 years into democracy, and these need to be addressed urgently.Human Rights Day is...
How foreign aid fuels African media’s payola problem
How foreign aid fuels African media’s payola problem
In many African countries, a dirty secret of journalism is that reporters earn most of their income from payments by their sources. And the...
Editors’ forum hits out at Zondo for 'criminalising journalism’
Editors’ forum hits out at Zondo for 'criminalising journalism’
The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has come out in defence of journalists after Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo lambasted the...
Gender gap widens in SA media
Gender gap widens in SA media
A presstitute, a whore, a harridan, an animal and a quisling — these are just a few of the misogynistic labels that one of South Africa’s...
Media, patriarchy and society: Unpacking the 2018 women’s budget vote
Media, patriarchy and society: Unpacking the 2018 women’s budget vote
Last week, on 17 May 2018, the Ministry in the Presidency responsible for Women delivered the Budget Vote speech for the 2018/2019 financial year....
South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption
South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption
The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the...
Free speech is costly
Free speech is costly
Freedom of expression is one of the cornerstones of our nascent constitutional democracy, and it is unquestionably a principle worth defending.

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