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Algeria’s independent press fears for its survival

Algeria's "democratic spring" that followed widespread protests in October 1988 put an end to a state monopoly of the media.

​Media – Afentse ‘Fenny’ Lekolwane

Her Flave Productions company produces both short films and movies, and “Botswood” was set up to bring the film industry together.

Pistorius trial puts new media ecology to the test

The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has provided a stark depiction of how the media landscape is changing under our feet.

Transformation in news boardrooms doesn’t match newsrooms

The print and digital media transformation task team has said the change within newsrooms has not been matched at a managerial level.

Moneyweb suing Fin24 for ‘plagiarism’: Standard practice or parasitic?

In light of Moneyweb taking Fin24 to court for "plagiarism", are sites like Fin24 parasitic, or is Moneyweb failing to keep up with the times?

On loving Oscar Pistorius: Are the media going too far?

Media coverage of the Pistorius trial is close to breaking constitutional principles. But can journalists be charged for reporting leaked evidence?

No blank cheque for journos

Journalists have no business taking a stance against the subjects they cover. Our work is to be the eyes and ears of the public, argues Rapule Tabane.

Marking a milestone for African media

East Africa's powerful media house, The Nation Group, celebrated its 50th birthday last week with a major media conference.

Masters of our own destruction

A "state of the media" discussion is an obvious and depressing topic. We all know the sad, sad story. Print is dead.

In tough times, journalists should invest in social capital

With digital options increasingly available, why would any journalist attend a conference in person? And especially when budgets are tight?

Changes and challenges in media diversity

South Africa's broadcast industry is doing well in terms of black ownership, but the same can't be said for our newspapers.

Sun-Times files for bankruptcy

The rump of Conrad Black's former newspaper empire, Sun-Times Media, filed for bankruptcy protection recently.

Jara axed from media agency

Jara was expelled from the Young Communist League over his criticism of the party's backing for the presidential aspirations of Jacob Zuma.

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Madibeng has a ‘blatant disregard for the law’

The local municipality irregularly spent at least R443.8-million according to the auditor general’s latest report

Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

Public protector’s ‘mistakes’ were made to nail the president, court hears

Busisiwe Mkhwebane discarded facts that were inconvenient to her when she investigated the CR17 campaign, Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers argued

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

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Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation