Black editors failing, Manyi claims

2011-09-23 22:29

Cape Town - Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi accused black newspaper editors on Friday of failing to bring about diversity in print media content.

"We would like to challenge the black editors. We are not feeling them as government," Manyi said at the end of a two-day parliamentary indaba on transformation of the print media.

"It is important to understand for all of us that non-racialism cannot be the denial of our diverse cultures, but rather an expression of it. There is nothing racist about asserting your culture."

To illustrate his point, Manyi said that when a goat was slaughtered white people might see it as cruelty to animals, but Africans would see it as sign of goodwill from their ancestors.

"So that element is what we want to see from our black editors. They must bring this diversity. When I read something I must see this diversity coming through.

"So, we would really encourage them to be forthright and assert the other cultures and not suppress them as you do."


Manyi told delegates at the indaba, seen as a potential first step to the introduction of outside regulation of the media, that the press was focusing on "accountability" to the detriment of other issues.

"There is still room to improve, especially on reporting the work of government. We really want our media to look at those big issues."

Mondli Makhanya, chair of the SA National Editor's Forum (Sanef), disagreed with Manyi.

"That was disturbing," he told Sapa after the indaba.

"We operate as South Africans, as editors and journalists, and not as racial categories, and it is actually quite insulting to say black and white editors must see everything differently from each other."

Earlier, Avusa managing editor Mike Robertson told delegates it was not skin colour that made a good editor "but good ears".

The indaba was held by Parliament's portfolio committee on communication and would be followed in March by another that would consider whether the country needed a media charter to impose transformation targets, chairperson Eric Kholwane said.

He asked the Government Communications and Information Service, of which Manyi is CEO, and the Media Development Diversity Agency (MDDA) to conduct further research on media diversity, and present their findings at the next round.

Kholwane said it was with "regret" that he heard Print Media SA (PMSA) confirm in its presentation that, on average, black ownership of South African media groups was a scant 14%.

MDDA chair Lumko Mtimde argued that a lack of diversity in print media ownership and content was stifling democracy in South Africa, but said that replacing white print media members with black ones had not brought a plurality of views.

"The South African media, in particular print media, should change," he said.

Subliminal messages

It remained riddled with "overt and subliminal messages" that showed the bias of writers and editors.

"We need a media community that addresses the needs of the republic. South Africans need to be provided with a broader range of information and opinions."

Mtimde, who is a member of the SABC board and a supporter of the ANC proposal for a media appeals tribunal, said something was clearly amiss if all mayor newspapers expressed the same editorial view on a particular issue.

He dismissed PMSA's contention that it was contributing to diversity through its community newspapers, saying these publications needed different owners if they were to fulfil their true purpose.

"You have media that is owned by conglomerate media - Caxton, Media 24 - called community media and that does not help to promote the diversity agenda.

"It presents confusion in the market. Some players who are committed to promoting media diversity think that they are supporting community media when they spend their advertising on that media, whereas they [are] reinforcing the established media."

Sanef, which was invited at only the last minute, did not deliver a presentation on Friday. Makhanya said it would do so in March.

  • Jack Spratt - 2011-09-23 22:40

    wanting diversity means wanting less white people.

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-09-23 23:04

      We are all individuals - why must white editors and black editors behave as racial groups? Get a grip Manyi!

      Warslat - 2011-09-23 23:05

      Maybe writing requires a level of competence, education and skill (something the gov doesn't understand), and these people understand that views of living people outweigh the views of dead people (ancestors) when it comes to animals, politics and in general. I think by diversity the government actually means "all aligned to government views and turning a blind eye to corruption and scandals".

      Gomez - 2011-09-23 23:27

      When I read the heading I thought it might have something to do with spelling.

      Atholl - 2011-09-24 01:01

      The Mbeki word 'transformation' is having a more distinct meaning as time passes .... the 'transformation policy' only needs little helpers (like Jimmy-move-the-coloureds-Manyi) to move in a Goebbels-sonic manner to the next level ... to prime ... to coerce and to subvert ordinary people by controlling their minds and to restrict freedom of thought Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi will soon be promoted to: Government journalist/editor Jimmy Goebbels Manyi ..... to 'addresses the needs of the republic' ?

      DoublySalmon - 2011-09-24 02:13

      If I read a magazine which condoned killing an animal for fun or sacrifice I won't buy it the next time. If they want to cater the magazine to black South African readers let them and those readers will buy it instead. I just wish these authority figures will stop viewing the world in terms of black and white because it forces me to become a racist also over time. When another culture is forced on me which is contrary to my own I resist it and if it is again forced on me I start hating it. If another culture contrary to my is available for me to seek out and experience on my own terms I'll respect it. Forced integration confirms prejudice.

      JasunX - 2011-09-24 04:13

      I'm not even going to comment on the main idea of this article, what an idiot. All I am going to say is, killing a goat, just for the sake of killing it, and not for food, or clothing or because the animal is a real threat - is really ugly. If that was my culture, I would sure as hell supress that and I would be ashamed to admit such a ritual.

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-24 04:29

      I thought South Africa did not HARP on the colour thing anymore... "Earlier, Avusa managing editor Mike Robertson told delegates it was not skin colour that made a good editor "but good ears". AIN'T THAT THE TRUTH!!!!!! STOP with this Black vs White SH!T..... it just DRAGS the COUNTRY DOWN... Why not just BE... bugger the colour thing... after all, it is just a PIGMENT of the IMAGINATION!!!

      RACINGCAT - 2011-09-24 06:28

      Dont worry ve haf vays and means to make you do what we want.

      Walter - 2011-09-24 07:17

      The same old rhetoric dribbling from his (their) mouths.

      Dave50 - 2011-09-24 11:03

      It means that the "FREE" press is "FREE" write what the party says they must, just as the Hearld of Zim is "FREE" to print whatever mad Bob tells them to. Between this FREEDOM of press and FREEDOM of INFORMATION and Juju with his "FREE" land take over and "FREE" mines take over the exchange rate shows what the world thinks of SA right now.

      Dave50 - 2011-09-24 11:28

      It should say "Black editor's are failing to tow the party line" but then we have the freedom of imformation bill to help the freedom of the press get it right. Be strong guys and publish the truth whether you are black or white does not matter.

      Agwambo - 2011-09-24 11:35

      Manyi is dead right.The harsh reality Jack is that our backgrounds are different and our black brothers should propagate who we are. Surely, they are letting some of us down. They are just singing the praises of our former masters culture and forgetting to embrace ours

      letsee - 2011-09-24 12:29

      It means they don't support the ANC in full.

      MikeLearview - 2011-09-24 13:17

      Why should some people be handed everything on a plate. If more than 14% black ownership is desirable, black people should either purchase more shares or, better still, start up an alternative publication. If such a venture prospers, then South Africa will be all the richer for the balance of editorial content. If, on the other hand, it proves not to be viable, then we must conclude that the views expressed are not welcomed by the majority of readers. Or the target readership is illiterate.

  • leonard - 2011-09-23 22:46

    Manyi again.When will that idiot realise that there are educated intelligent black(to use his term)people,in this case editors,who see through the deception of the ANC and government.I salute these editors and wish strength to their resolve to show up what the ANC has become.

      Softy - 2011-09-24 14:17

      Menyi playing the racecard again....its all he has to offer sadly

  • Ohmikehunt - 2011-09-23 22:51

    NEWSFLASH Mr Manyi - people don't want to be fed a diet of garbage. Even if 90% of the media were "black" owned, they are not the people who buy the papers. In short, people see through spin very quickly so the journo's and papers who are not truly independent will soon be found out and the good ones will survive. Why must it always be a black and white issue? In fact I am totally gobsmacked that black journalists even feel the need to contemplate writing about slaughtering goats... unless they want to invite me for the barbie afterwards :P

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-24 04:31

      I believe the locals refer to it as a BRAAI!

      vegetarian - 2011-09-24 05:57

      You are an idiot Mike Hunt.

      Ohmikehunt - 2011-09-24 08:46

      Coming from you @vegetarian I shall take that as a compliment - fanx bro :P

      RACINGCAT - 2011-09-25 13:11

      Mike see if you can find out what veggie does for a living.....I Cant..

  • Pencilgraffiti - 2011-09-23 22:55

    SANEF was only invited at the last minute to an indaba on transformation of the print media...? It again just proves what an idiot Manyi and government are when it comes to this. They don't want to help bring about change, they just want to walk into a meeting and shout and be seen... That's it. SANEF is the first people you invite to an event like this. Imagine having an indaba about diversity in national rugby and not inviting SARU? Pathetic. Our government needs to grow up

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-24 04:33

      When Manyi realised that only about 3 people were going to turn up for the said "INDABA".... he was FORCED to invite SANEF, to make up the numbers!!!!!!!

  • joshreader - 2011-09-23 23:01

    "We are not feeling them as government." That statement says it all. Never mind that the point of the free press is NOT to be 'felt' by government, to be independent and to hold others (the government and the powerful above all) to account. Manyi is an idiot. Why does he still have a job again?

      Benny66 - 2011-09-24 09:05

      He has a job because he is part of the corrupt; "gimme, gimme"; self serving; arrogant; racist bunch he is trying to protect? It cannot be because of his unbiased; non-racial views or because he has any interest what-so-ever to see a unified South African society evolv where people of all races can live in peace and harmony, free of hatred; corruption and prejudice.

      Blip - 2011-09-24 10:23

      The press needs to be "felt" by its consumers (readers) and by its investors (shareholders). The feeling of the government counts for absolutely nothing.

      kitchenboy3 - 2011-09-24 13:48

      Exactly, the ONLY way any government is supposed to feel the press is as a pain in the behind

  • Nomolas - 2011-09-23 23:02

    "Africans would see it as goodwill from their ancestors" This explains everything!!! Who in his right mind can believe that ancestors can give goodwill.

      Andre111 - 2011-09-24 03:39

      Let Him, my God will give mine!!!

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-24 04:34

      They visit strange people with strange HAIRDO'S for medicinal treatment... why not throw in an ANCESTOR or 10, too?

      Jodida - 2011-09-24 06:49

      And there I was thinking we are heading towards a first world country and then the sheep (Manyi)came along. Slaughtering animals only happens in 3rd world countries!! Will we ever make headway in this country Manyi?? NOT!!!

      JMsays - 2011-09-24 13:16

      I have to agree with Andre, everyone on to his own. I respect the the fact that people pray to whoever they want, it is their choice. Live and let live, this country will be 1000 years ahead of the rest if people can "LIVE AND LET LIVE!"

  • croix - 2011-09-23 23:02

    "There is nothing racist about asserting your culture." This only rings true when your 'culture' does not impact negatively on other inhabitants of the same country and is in line with 'generally accepted civilised norms'. We however know Jimmy Manyi to be the 'arch racist' around here.

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-09-24 04:35

      Their "CULTURE" includes NIKE, FUBU, ADDIDAS, PUMA, QUICKSILVER etc etc...

      Vince York - 2011-09-24 08:38

      @ croix - Essop Pahad is probably an even worse bitter racist than Manyi if not only equal to, dependent on whether they are both far worse than even Verwoed or prior apartheid racists in the EXTREME. The smallish gaggle of somewhat 3-5000 new ANC racist elitists that have esconced themselves in comfy seats of "eternal decision makers" above a population of Plus 50 million citizens through a rigid and in fact 'non-democratic hierarchy' of the ANC structure are not open to criticism. See last few minutes of the following for confirmation of the "unwarranted & unnecessary" mentality of punitive retribution which has fairly crippled SA so far:-

      So What If.. - 2011-09-24 08:47

      "There is nothing racist about asserting your culture." As long as your culture is black......

      Blip - 2011-09-24 10:25

      So whites must assert their culture too. Manyi says it's OK.

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  • joshreader - 2011-09-23 23:14

    The line that frightened me most was Manyi's complaint about the "overt and subliminal messages" of editors. This statement underscores the paranoia of the government, and speaks to the ANC's ongoing and aggressive attempt to pass the info bill, a grave threat to our free press. The very mention of "subliminal messages" is Stalinist, and feels baseless and dangerously opaque. ('What did I say?' 'It's not what you said but what you didn't say - it's subliminal.' Who can win their case when thus judged?) Our government seems hellbent on demolishing a South African media that is, for all its faults, impressively and historically robust. The free press is supposed to 'speak truth to power' and to keep the corrupt and the criminal awake at night. Manyi wants the press to massage the government, and to tuck it into bed and sing sweet songs to it. It's the government, and not the country's media, that should have to attend a Journalism 101 class.

  • Hangmann - 2011-09-23 23:17

    Go climb a tree, Jimmy Manyi. The papers print what sells and you guys dish up a lot of that all on your own.

      RACINGCAT - 2011-09-25 13:05

      And take some rope with....

  • Theo - 2011-09-24 00:09

    Like the ANC Manyani is loosing the plot. Government should always be held accountable. They are there to serve the people and not themselves (which they currently do). That Manyai is the purpose of a free and independent media.

  • euro-african - 2011-09-24 00:35

    Manyi told delegates at the indaba that the press was focusing on "accountability" to the detriment of other issues. Stupid racist, that is your job. As government you ARE held accountable to the people. Something the anc still has to learn. Have heard this dribbel from manyi before, when he was DG Dep of Labour. Not enough colored people here, not enough indian people there, and too many white people overall (I'm quoting him losely). Using race again to merely divert attention from govenrment's failings. manyi, as government spokesperson why dont you tell us about the R3 Billion that went missing at the Department of Public Works ? How did government not notice R3 Billion missing? Is this the accountability you dont want us focusing on?

  • Paul - 2011-09-24 00:38

    I'm not quite sure why the press put this in, in the first place. If they ignored the story nobody would notice

      Andre111 - 2011-09-24 03:53

      Reaction,,,,,,,,wat nou????

      Liberty - 2011-09-24 03:59

      well it's best that the onslaught against the free media is not ignored, otherwise we might just end up with a state run publication where the ANC becomes the editor.

  • drienie.mayo - 2011-09-24 01:24

    Is the minority not the majority that buy's these papers.....People would not buy newspapers if they don't find it interesting...So stick to what we know.

  • Liberty - 2011-09-24 03:55

    The thing is that Myani and his ANC gang wants to change the media into their propaganda tool, instead of what the media is supposed to be; free unbaised reporting, free from fear, favour and government interference.

  • Nogeen - 2011-09-24 05:29

    Manyi, Teen watter boom blaf jy nou weer?

  • Serias - 2011-09-24 05:33

    fck do they ever stop crying about being black...jeez,they are so insecure its funny

      RACINGCAT - 2011-09-25 13:13

      Do you blame them? ...the more you educate the hotter it gets......

  • Dan - 2011-09-24 05:40

    Black editors failing? Look at black politicians? All the same!!!!

  • Ian - 2011-09-24 05:56

    let me guess, newspapers must stop reporting on how corrupt CancER is, what a racist loser

      leonard - 2011-09-24 07:28

      @Ian....I think the key to Manyi`s statement is to be found when he said"we want newspapers to be favourable to government"In other words editors,because you are black(to use his words)favour government whether government is right or wrong.With logic like this,democracy is non existant in SA.With statements like this,the secrecy bill is a fait accompli and we are being softened up for the passage through parliament of said bill.

  • ariete - 2011-09-24 06:23

    Why is this man stealing my air? and making me pay for it?

  • RACINGCAT - 2011-09-24 06:37

    I Advertise where the coverage is good...

  • Deeteem - 2011-09-24 06:38

    suddely this okie has got a lot to say !! Looking for a ticket to board the gravy train jimmy ????

      So What If.. - 2011-09-24 08:52

      He has a seat booked already!

  • John - 2011-09-24 07:37

    manyi represents the black racism that has taken control of the anc. i believe non black south africans should demand their own state just like the palestinisns. republic of the western cape works for me.

      vegetarian - 2011-09-24 08:52

      The Namib desert will be fine.

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-09-24 08:57

      How can a vegetable work a computer?

      Serias - 2011-09-24 09:54 problem,in 10 years we will be way ahead of SA anyway and then you will want to take it and destroy it too. The word "LOCUST" springs to mind!

      RACINGCAT - 2011-09-25 13:07

      Cmon veggie tell us what you do fo a living....Dare you..

  • Vince York - 2011-09-24 07:39

    The true hidden agenda / secret blackened transformed force is now a direct thrust by these newly imposed/deployed racist black supremists {wannabe businessmen} who have no bounds in their enthusiasm to elevate the traditional cultural leaders and Tribal Royalty to positions of power and access to the tax payers coffers in order to grasp not only dues and tithes from their specific tribes but now from the general bourse WHILE AT THE SAME TIME demolishing the last vestiges of anything Democratic in our proud nation. The Traditional Tribal Royals have played their ball "zuma" well in there insidious usurpation ( ) riding on their EVER PRESENT undeclared war on education and individual achievement - to ensure ongoing subservience and obeisance with growing drives to EXALT DIGNITY & ENFORCED RESPECT at any cost to them and their herds of wives & progeny!

  • OuWitBooi - 2011-09-24 08:03

    Manyi has become a bigger embarrassment to South Africa than Jacob Zuma. What he is asking for here is not transformation, but regression - to the middle ages. Wake up boytjie - its the 21st century.

      So What If.. - 2011-09-24 08:55

      The competion is stiff! Between malema, zuma and manyi it is difficult to determine who's the biggest embarrassment to SA. They share the title of Village Idiot, as in rotating the trophy.

  • Dingaan - 2011-09-24 08:08

    Manyi, you also twist everything and that is dishonesty.Whites don't regard the slaughtering of a goat or any other animal as cruelty. Animals are made of meat, and if you want to eat meat you slaughter the animal. Cruelty would be to eat it alive. Why slaughter it in full view of other people such as on or near a beach or on a pavement. I am sure that is the real issue.

  • Watt - 2011-09-24 08:30

    Why why why always blacke and white when will we see only South Africans. Ther are more black ounly clubs and councals then there were ever in te old days why ceep on deviding the nation with an coulor linked to an organasation?

  • Georgie Porgie - 2011-09-24 08:45

    First point: I notice Jimmy likes to use the word "slaughter" (I wonder if he has whites in mind when using it) Second point as a suggestion: surely there must be some bright individual or a group of individuals who can come together to extend the use of a platform such as this as with so many other platforms and propell it's power of expression to bring about meaningfull change. In other words why should this platform be merely used only as an expression of thoughts as Thoughts in themselves dont change things, they need to be converted into reality. There is tremendous amount of energy expressed on these platforms thats going to waste. Sadly I think our democracy was hijacked right from the begining and that real change will only come about when more blacks are trully liberated from the bondage of there culture of ancestoral worship, and I know of a plenty but not yet enough to bring about meaningfull change.

      vegetarian - 2011-09-24 08:55

      Black people don't practise ancestral worship.

  • vegetarian - 2011-09-24 09:12

    @Vince York I agree with you completely regarding the rising and malignant influence of traditional leaders under Zuma. This is only a step backward because these people are only interested in keeping other people subservient to them. I am longing for a day when the German system is introduced in South Africa, when the titles these people use are legally regarded as part of their names with no significance at all, when King or chief will be regarded as the first name of any individual claiming such title. I have nothing against traditional leaders, as I am also descended from them, but I just recognise that there is no room for this institution anymore if we want our people to attain true freedom. I will never feign any respect for the so called royalty.

      Vince York - 2011-09-24 09:34

      Many more like minded, brave people like you are needed from all levels from in our 50 million people to firstly LEARN all the various forms of governance that have & can be used in the world & the very reason for their existence as governments in order NOT TO HAVE ROYALTY. South Africa and its agencies & orgs has crippled our nation through not educating the majority to the basics of democratic versus communist / socialist / fascist styles of stealing from the people and dishing out the gains in differing proportions. I place the blame for this continual confusion squarely with State government per se, & the IEC which should be EFFECTIVELY teaching kids before the age 10 years old the responsibilities of each varied way of governance so that EACH can INDIVIDUALLY decide. True, this does not fit well with Royalty nor Communism / Facism / Socialism who are entirely reliant on the demon "collectivism". I am not coming from an insulting viewpoint, but from a reality & a place in the world where not even 45-50 years ago, the majority of proud black men still worse traditional skins and large colourful discs in the earlobes as a designation of authority and status and who happily joined others from a more advanced progressive society in order to learn and carry the benefits of learning back to their families. Unfortunately you get mguabe's, malema's, manyi's etc that can even sway the minds of educated extremely bruised mbeki's to full pendulum swing to bite the very Educator

  • Terminusest - 2011-09-24 09:16

    They way I see it currently, the BIGGEST failure out there is Jimmy "the racist" and his ANC cadre stool pigeons. They already have a virtual monopoly on the radio and TV stations via the ANCBC. The ANCBC is the propaganda arm of the ANC, cunningly trying to disguise itself as the SABC, and paid for by the taxpayer. Now the losers are moaning because the blatant corruption, thieving and incompetence of Jimmy and his sub-standard ilk reaches the print media so often.

  • Dianne - 2011-09-24 09:20

    Black editors untransformed? Presumably they will remain thus until they're orange, green and black...

      proudandpink - 2011-09-24 11:50

      It's not orange silly, it's gold!!! :)

  • TLR - 2011-09-24 09:30

    It is clear that the ANC government are busy with a push on racial issues to desperately hold their power that is not based on merit.

  • mynah - 2011-09-24 09:36

    Manyi wants black editors to think with their skins, not their brains...

      So What If.. - 2011-09-24 12:00

      The brains do not work anyway. Any change can only be an improvement!

  • CalamitySA - 2011-09-24 09:39

    I hope the comments will reach Jimmy and he will read it without racial prejudice. Even if refer it to the ghosts they will agree. His contact with them is obviously crossed lines.

  • JohnPicarra - 2011-09-24 09:42

    The EVIL done by the ANC upon the South African People is so much, so severe, and so ongoing that it provides enough diversity for us. Theft, bribery, corruption, ignorance, incompetence, negligence, murder, genocide is our daily portion from the ANC government, stooges of Stalin, Lennin, Mao, Castro, Min, Nyerere, Machel, Mugabe.

  • Zeeebra - 2011-09-24 10:12

    Why is it that every time when a goverment official open his mouth, it looks and sounds like vomiting all over the place.

  • Jeffrey Jones - 2011-09-24 10:13

    I understand that the daily Sun tabloid prints stories about witches and tokoloshes and is the biggest selling "newspaper" in SA. There's diversity for you. the daily Voice tabloid also prints stories that are generally read by the Coloured people of the Western Cape. Don't buy it myself after they stopped printing a topless page 3 girl. Most of the rest of the content held little interest for me as your average white liberal English speaker.

  • Kosmonooit - 2011-09-24 10:19

    Anyone how sees issues through racial blinkers, is a racist (in my book). And to think I am paying this toxic individuals salary stresses me out no end.

  • AntonioP - 2011-09-24 11:48

    "the black editors. We are not feeling them as government," What in the blazes does this man mean? That you ANC thieving, bungling psychopaths find it strange that black editors don't agree with your practices? Your call for "non-racialism" is a red herring. What you really want is non-criticism on your bungling, corrupt lot. Don't you dickheads get it that we, including ALL editors, know that you fail SA. Your transparent tactic to bring "race" into it, is nothing but an attempt to attenuate exposures of your own, huge failings Shut the f*** up already, go work on your despicable Protection of ANC Corruption Bill -with your loony talk of ""overt and subliminal messages" (WTF is that -newspeak for "media write-up of our bad deeds?") Go "feel" jou ..

      RACINGCAT - 2011-09-25 13:09

      The ANC IS feeling the black editors that why they want to tell what to say..

  • AntonioP - 2011-09-24 11:55

    Gomez - September 23, 2011 at 17:27 That headline. LOL, leave out the comma, and it means Manyi complains about editors not brown-nosing him enough to his liking.

  • letsee - 2011-09-24 12:29

    It means they don't support the ANC in full.

  • annie.kalahari - 2011-09-24 14:27

    What does that ANC-speak MEAN exactly: 'failing to bring about diversity in news media context". If the man would just speak ordinary language, one could perhaps make some sense of it. I have no difficulty understanding English as a retired journalist, but he's talking double-speak.

  • abg100 - 2011-09-24 15:26

    I doubt the goats ancestors saw it as good luck,cruelty is cruelty. Behaviour which is "culture orientated" does not mean its acceptable either.The word "AGENDA" is well used-as we know there is always a hidden agenda when people want more liberal views in media.Is amazing how the "white" issue is always pushed in. Has anyone read the daily sun? There are views axpressed that no white editor would put his name behind.Manyi why are you always forcing black opinion,nothing stops blacks from publishig their own ancestoral driveel!

  • Lynne - 2011-09-24 16:22

    Newspapers print what sells. This statement sounds like total BS to me. If the market wants certain content publishing houses provide it. Daily Sun being a case in point. Government must take it's steenkin' meddling elsewhere. So bored of all this "racist" nonsense.

  • WoodworkPh.D - 2011-09-24 16:51

    When Manyi opens his black hole you hear about BLACK this and WHITE that. Disgusting racist you

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-09-24 18:40

    Nobody else to blame? must be a third force? Apartheid? The whites? mmmm

  • Anton - 2011-09-25 08:45

    Start new magazines and newspapers. Problem solved. No need to remove certain groups to enhance others. Be innovative for a friggen change, and you will flourish.

  • lovely - 2011-09-25 10:29

    Manyi go for it dude. atleast some of the things are tested (RACIAL INTERGRATION,DIRVESITY etc), SA could being like the US (Only if we are working together,in USA there's no racism ). our children must not these crazy things .I would not have a problem if ma boy be like Tiger Woods.

  • lovely - 2011-09-25 10:31

    guys like these are highly needed , not JUJU.

  • mogirl - 2011-09-25 13:48

    it's really sad that all the anc thinks about is race. why don't they initiate constructive debates? i'm black and it disappoints me to hear the anc always throwing my race into everything they can't fix. it's really time for the anc to think of ther things to blame their incompetence on.