ANC and the politics of doublespeak

2015-11-25 12:28

Dear Reader, please note that I have cheated a bit and outsourced a chunk of this column to a few wise minds.

Zuma’s big finger points the wrong way

2015-10-11 15:18

President Jacob Zuma bemoaned the rot at the ANC’s core, negative public perceptions, dwindling member numbers and waning electoral support – somehow missing that it’s his fault, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Patriotism’s not an annual event

2015-07-26 16:46

Mandela’s quotes are regurgitated like verses from the holy books. But what has been disappointing is that one of his most famous quotes never makes it on to the news pages.

Kick the myth of ‘95: We are not yet one nation

2015-06-28 15:00

Building a nation is more than a beer advert. It is very hard work.

SA’s stomach has been left heaving

2015-05-18 11:00

The violent streak in our society was brought home to me sharply when I was listening to morning radio the other week.

Sanef: Govt hasn't signed Mandela protocol

2012-12-15 14:51

Government's failure to sign off on a protocol for reporting on former president Nelson Mandela's health is short sighted, the SA National Editors' Forum says.

Regulations will 'make journalism stronger'

2012-10-03 20:35

Changes to the SA Press Code are intended to strengthen journalism in South African, Press Ombudsman Joe Thloloe says.

Mantashe has mixed feelings on media

2012-05-21 22:34

The ANC has welcomed the recent report of the Press Freedom Commission, saying real progress had been made, but also rebuked some reporters for being lazy.

Mixed response to info bill news

2012-05-11 12:48

The ANC's proposed amendments to the protection of state information bill appear to be a step in the right direction, but will be studied carefully, says the SA National Editors' Forum.

ANC: Tribunal best way to regulate media

2012-01-31 13:25

The ANC has told the Press Freedom Commission that an independent media appeals tribunal is the most effective way to regulate the print media, and that it is not "anti-media".


What will we be in 20 years?

2015-11-16 13:22

There is this true story that is told about a prominent southern African businessman who was involved in business negotiations with a Norwegian company and the government of Angola.

Enkosi, ke a leboha, ndi a livhuwa

2015-09-21 09:00

To allow a language to die is to kill centuries, and sometimes millenniums, of knowledge. It is sabotage.

Listen to the lunatic fringe

2015-07-07 08:21

The most obvious thing to do with such rantings is to appreciate them for their entertainment value. But the environment we are in suggests we do not dismiss the statements as coming from the overexcited mind of a militant youth.

A bad reason to drop machetes

2015-05-31 15:00

I don’t know about you, but I am really finding this “Africa liberated us” narrative rather irritating.

Unintended consequences of ANC Land Proposals

2015-02-06 14:13

The ANC has been canny in proposing 12 000 hectares as the maximum amount of land that farmers may own. Anthea Jeffrey discusses.

Farmworkers force govt's hand on wages

2012-11-14 22:19

Western Cape farmworkers have forced the government's hand by agreeing to suspend their protests on the condition that their R70 a day minimum wage be renegotiated.

Former Sowetan editor dies

2012-07-02 13:20

Former Sowetan editor-in-chief Bongani Keswa has died of cancer, a report has stated.

Press freedom report 'cleverly worded'

2012-05-18 20:41

The report of the press freedom commission on media regulation is "cleverly worded", says a media expert.

David Bullard lays charges over axing

2012-04-13 10:42

Columnist David Bullard has reportedly laid criminal charges against the former editor of the Sunday Times, Mondli Makhanya, alleging a fraudulent document was used at a hearing over his dismissal.

Protector asked to probe Cwele

2011-12-13 22:44

Statements that no country has a public interest defence, and that those proposing one are foreign agents, are to be investigated by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

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