Press Freedom

Foreign reporters say working conditions in China are deteriorating

BBC reporter Matthew Goddard told the FCCC that unknown individuals tried to smash his camera equipment after he refused to hand over footage

Philippine news website’s licence revoked after Duterte threat

Rappler is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his brutal drugs war.

Editorial: Good press, here’s a bone

The press prison at the ANC conference may have been instated because the party couldn't afford journalists seeing how heated deliberations had become

SA journos have more pals than enemies

Speaking up is well and good, but politicians must also act to halt the assault on media freedom

Press freedom: Worrying signs as South Africa slips in global rankings

While some African countries have shown an improvement in freedom of expression ratings, others are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.

Press freedom: Much to celebrate, but the journey is far from over

Independent journalism is integral to a thriving democracy and we can't lie down whenever those in power would seek to mute it, argues Glenda Daniels.

Letters to the editor: December 11 to 17 2015

Readers write in about Patricia de Lille, and Thami Mkhwanazi.

Kenyan journalists ‘under siege’ – rights group

Kenya's government is undermining press freedom with journalists threatened "almost weekly", a report by a media rights organisation shows.

Zille: Removing the fig leaf exposes a media myth

Too often journalists use an attack on freedom as a defence to keep their own limitations covered.

Jailed Swazi critic put in solitary confinement

According to his supporters, jailed lawyer Thulani Maseko has been put in solitary confinement last week for a total duration of three weeks.

Helen Zille has assaulted press freedom

The DA leader's boycott of the Cape Times is an abuse of her power and should not be tolerated.

Pierce Lesotho’s fog with facts

Bad reporting in and on the country is poisoning its politics ahead of elections.


Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it