Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
Government critic Mohamed el-Garhy says police raided his parents' house and asked his father for his whereabouts.
News channel eNCA said its embattled news editor Kanthan Pillay has apologised for his tweet regarding former eNCA political journalist Samkele Maseko.
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Faced with the headwinds of fake news, a shortage of digital advertising and the collapse of editorial integrity at Independent Media, the last thing our media needs are scandals that undermine the standing of senior journalists, writes Adriaan Basson.
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.
So the true battle here is the battle around which narratives become dominant and which narratives are stifled. In such circumstances what becomes the role of a journalist, more pointedly a black journalist, writes Mcebo Dlamini.
Forty-nine journalists were killed across the world in 2019, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, the lowest death toll in 16 years.
Journalist Sam Mkokeli is taking Bloomberg to the CCMA after a warning from the company regarding his social media activity.
It highlights Hong Kongers' increasing xenophobia against mainland Chinese — even though this reporter is a US resident.
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.
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