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Journalists overwhelmed, underpaid, abused and not supported says newsroom report

Media24 and HuffPost to end SA partnership

The companies launched HuffPost SA as a partnership in November 2016

Press ombud hate speech ruling on HuffPost SA set aside

The press council appeal panel ruled that the blog calling for white men to be disenfranchised did not incite violence or hatred based on race.

AfriForum says fake HuffPost blog could see white men pulled out of voting queues

A fake blog post proposing that white men be stripped of their voting and property rights “might be landing a blow among many other blows”.

Verashni Pillay: Why I’m leaving the Mail & Guardian

The M&G editor-in-chief explains her decision to leave the publication after overseeing a rapid turnaround in sales and circulation.

Editor-in-chief Verashni Pillay leaves the M&G

Verashni has been with the paper for six years including a year as editor.

Thuli Madonsela on faith and its role in society

While public protector Thuli Madonsela believes in the separation between religion and state, her faith informs her commitment to values in her work.

Sona: Chaotic scenes as EFF thrown out of Parliament

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(Im)perfect wedding outrage has a silver lining

Men and women are starting to push back against an ingrained culture of sexual violence in South Africa.

Malusi Gigaba and the perils of Instagram

It’s one thing to claim the home affairs minister cheated, but another for Buhle Mkhize to say an SA intelligence official ‘bribed’ her to keep silent

Our nation’s ugly moment of xenophobia is almost incomprehensible

How do we make sense of the terrible violence being committed against other Africans? asks Verashni Pillay.

Four reasons Gandhi’s statue being defaced doesn’t bother me

Mahatma Gandhi’s pacifist philosophy inspired many, but his remarks about black South Africans mean his legacy is not beyond reproach.

More useful to redefine, not destroy, the Rhodes statue

Tearing down the contested statue of Cecil John Rhodes is too simple and obvious an answer to a complex problem, argues Verashni Pillay.

Is an eccentric billionaire funding the EFF? We’ll never know

This is the latest in a long line of mysterious allegations, which prove that South Africa must demand its political parties disclose their funders.

Eight times Helen Zille made journalists’ lives hell

The Cape Times debacle is just one example of how DA leader Helen Zille can show scant respect for journalists and the media, writes Verashni Pillay.

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