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Editorial: Our dishonesty harms journalism

We must confront our failings and be better

New press standards should inspire journalists to excellence

A wonderful opportunity in the form of a spanking new press code has presented itself to the media.

Your questions on the new press code: Highlights

M&G editor-in-chief Nic Dawes and press ombud Joe Thloloe chatted through the changes for SA journalism in our weekly live video. Watch the highlights.

Membership criteria need urgent review

Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson's special adviser, Rams Mabote, says press clubs should just be for journalists.

Membership criteria need urgent review

Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson's special adviser, Rams Mabote, says press clubs should just be for journalists.

Media self-regulation is ideal

Ruling party's participation in the hearings of the Press Freedom Commission comes as a surprise.

Plagiarism oversight prompts press code concerns

The amended press code does not properly define or address plagiarism, editor Barney Mthombothi said at the Press Freedom Commission hearings.

Zapiro slams new press code

The cartoonist believes it is too prescriptive and ignores the creative freedom of artists.

Broader public called to comment

Commission is embarking on a campaign to elicit debate and is researching possible regulation.

Sowetan to apologise to Buthelezi

The press ombudsman has ordered the <i>Sowetan</i> to run a front page apology to IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi for damage to his credibility.

Newspaper ordered to apologise to DA’s Zille

The <i>Sowetan</em> has been ordered to apologise to Helen Zille for saying she, as Western Cape premier, had wasted millions of rands on consultants.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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