It matters not that at some moments in the past, a person did good or bad. What matters is the evolution of their work over time, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
High level clouds. Mild.
As reporters harassed by science denialists, often wrongly described as "sceptics" as if their views on climate change, vaccinations and the age of the Earth carry any weight of evidence, we should remember the aim of science, writes George Claassen.
The country’s main communication surveillance law is undermined by the fact that decisions to grant interception directions are taken by only one retired judge, working alone without the benefit of an adversarial process, says Jane Duncan.
Perpetrators of hate speech and hate crimes have for far too long had unrestricted media channels to spew their hatred. But should the message, even though highly offensive, be sanitised so that it does not harm, asks George Claassen.
Vodacom may have lost its marbles - and she may have too, says Ferial Haffajee.
Journalists have stopped looking. We have stopped looking up from our smartphones when we report on something. In doing this we miss the detail which elevates our story-telling, writes Niren Tosli.
For beleaguered news organisations the prospect of a deep-pocketed saviour, perhaps from the same tech industry that was instrumental in sending print media toward its current downward spiral, is all but irresistible.
Yusuf Omar and his wife Sumaiya spent the last eight months travelling to over 40 countries on four continents, teaching media companies how to do mobile journalism.
Perhaps it's his booming voice or intimidating physique, but when Jeremy Thompson speaks, people tend to listen. Alet Janse van Rensburg speaks to the veteran broadcast journalist about the highlights of his career.
Terry Bell writes on the importance of media freedom, while at the same time ensuring media is not distorting facts or pushing agendas, in the interests of democracy.
City Press sports columnist Simnikiwe Xabanisa waltzed away with the sports columnist of the year gong at the 37th Annual SAB Sports Media Awards.
Ivan Golunov was arrested and detained over charges of drug dealing last week. He denies all charges and his lawyer says police framed him.
The Australian Federal Police on Wednesday raided the offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation over a series of defense leaks it published.
Words have the power to create illusions of reality and can trigger emotional responses rather than encourage critical thought,. They should be used wisely, says Terry Bell.
Politicians need to make peace with the fact that journalists cannot and must not report only about the good and nice side of politicians and politics, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
How do the media navigate the treacherous waters where fake news abounds and many angry social media users regularly spew defamatory remarks as if they were the truth? asks George Claassen.
Esmaré Weideman, 56, is the iron fist in the velvet glove who has been running South Africa's biggest media company for the past eight years. She retires after 33 years in the business.
A decade after the multiple award-winning British journalist Nick Davies warned that the mass media are acting more like a global village idiot, highly ignorant and easily taken for a ride, fake news has become a common phenomenon, writes George Claassen.
The bona fides of the co-regulation system have been largely accepted, but the ANC is still pushing ahead with an appeals tribunal, writes Joe Thloloe.
The global investigative journalism outfit that broke Panama Papers story was awarded a $1m grant.
Forty years ago this week, I left South Africa for exile in Lesotho. I was then a celebrated young journalist who had courageously covered the 1976 Soweto uprisings and the subsequent upheavals, arrests and killings, writes Duma Ndlovu.
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