Media Censorship

Making media freedom in ESwatini is more than a dream

Magazine editor Bheki Makhubu, in spite of harassment from King Mswati and his cronies, is undeterred in his bid to expose the regime’s wrongdoings

Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown

Six police descended on the corporation's offices in Sydney armed with a warrant targeting three senior journalists and executives

Tanzania suspends leading newspaper over currency report

The Citizen was accused of relaying false information in a recent article on the devaluation of Tanzanian shilling

Internet censorship in Africa threatens democracy, economy

Many African governments have taken to censoring a variety of apps and sites, especially around election time

Journalists fired when US magazine tried to hide exposé

Editors and journalists at renowned Newsweek were fired as the company that owns the magazine sought to suppress an exposé

How closure of TV stations has narrowed democratic space in Kenya

Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations

ANC’s desire to control social media is simply undemocratic

Regulating the internet and social media, as the ANC would like to do, would be overreach and inconsistent with the characteristics of a democracy.

Editorial: Hlaudi Motsoeneng is just the tip of the iceberg

The roots of the trouble at the SABC long predate the August 3 local government elections, or the drop in support for the ANC in urban centres.

Motsoeneng pushes for regulation of journalists

SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has reiterated his desire to see the media regulated, getting South Africans fired up on Twitter.

Botswana in the grip of bad Khama

Africa's model democracy is sliding into a monocracy that is punishing the media.

Remember that you, too, have to die, Mr President

The ANC has demonstrated an extreme intolerance to criticism, which suggests Jacob Zuma should be reminded of his own mortality.

#JeSuisCharlie: The fear of violent retaliation

Armed only with humour as a weapon, satire wages a brave but dangerous and, in the case of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, deadly war against censorship.

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Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

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‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

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Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories