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Is WhatsApp shaping democracy in Africa?

A study shows that the social messaging platform is both emancipatory and destructive, particularly during election campaigns

Journalists believe news and opinion are separate, but readers can’t tell the difference

With many readers coming to news sites from social media links, they may not pay attention to the subtle clues that mark a story published by the opinion staff

The writing was on the wall for SA newspapers long before Covid-19

Publications have cut salaries and frozen posts in a bid to survive the disease, but most owners failed to take appropriate steps when problems emerged in the late 1990s

Educators: Watch your words – they can inspire or deflate

In matric my friends and I got into trouble and were called into the principal’s office...

Desperate days for local papers, radio

National newspapers are shedding jobs but the situation is even worse for community media, many of which face closure

Online site a new model for journalism

The Africa Is a Country website offers a rich mix of  news, comment and analysis about the continent

Robbery aimed at ‘killing’ KZN newspaper

Saturday’s brazen raid on Bayede News appears to have been about keeping the newspaper off the streets

Kristine Guillaume becomes Harvard Crimson’s first black woman editor

The twenty-year-old will take over the helm of the only daily paper in Cambridge, Massachusetts next year

Hlaudi Motsoeneng may be the ‘devil’, ­but we can’t ignore the media’s other serpents

SA's newsrooms, fraught with unseen booby traps, are often stifling, with dinosaurs at the helm, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

Media has changed but ownership is in a few hands

There has been transformation in the fourth estate, particularly in terms of the state of newspapers and radio since apartheid, writes Glenda Daniels.

SA newspapers need more than one magic bullet to survive

Newspapers have to creep out of their comfort zones to service an ever-growing platform-agnostic readership.

Zimbabwe police on hunt for ‘hostile’ newspaper editors

A Zanu-PF insider and security agent said editor Edmund Kudzayi was viewed as a security threat.

Hamburger writes book

Newspaper posters continue to fascinate collectors, for their social commentary as much as for their wit.

New media boss either has vision or political motives

South Africa's latest media mogul, Iqbal Survé plans to set up newspapers in other vernacular languages.

Times Media old guard butchered

The pressure has long been on for the company to realise its full potential and satisfy shareholders.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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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

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries