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The SABC & a democratic future

October 21, 2017

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In common with much of the rest of the world, South African media freedom is being eroded. And a prime focus in the battle for freedom of information and of the Press is the SABC. It is a battle that should be joined by everyone hoping for a better, more democratic future.

Iqbal Survé: a fantasist lashes out again

August 4, 2017

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That “other Mandela doctor” — putative media tycoon Iqbal Survé — is at it again. Survé who once professed to have been the personal physician to Nelson Mandela, surfaced with another diatribe last week which did nothing to answer the questions about his various fantastic claims to fame and fortune.

The need for responsible journalism

January 5, 2017

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As 2017 gets underway, there is, as perhaps never before, the need for responsible journalism; journalism that presents the facts and seeks out the truth; journalism on which the public at large can rely and that reveals, without fear or favour, verified and verifiable information that is in the public interest.

The only antidote to public confusion

July 10, 2016

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We seem today to be surrounded by much deliberate obfuscation of critical issues by official sources and, all too often, by a swirl of lies, innuendo and fear mongering. The antidote is honest journalism that encourages critical thinking.

The editor who was a spy

November 29, 2015

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One of the most successful agents of South Africa's apartheid state was the editor in chief of the country’s leading Sunday newspaper, the Sunday Times. This claim is contained in a book by veteran journalist John Matisonn to be released this week.

Sad times for SA English newspapers

January 19, 2015

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The race card has been played and facts have been distorted, apparently at the request of the South African ptesidency, in a case that raises again the whole question of media independence and freedom of expression.

The need for real media transformation

January 14, 2014

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Transformation of the South African media is essential. But it has more to do with training and professionalism than with the pigmentation of the practitioners, let alone the owners.