SATURDAY PROFILE | Veteran journalist Jeremy Maggs: 'SA press freedom faces same challenges it did in the 80s'

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South African press freedom is facing the same challenges it did in the 1980s, veteran broadcaster Jeremy Maggs says. He spoke to News24 about his new book, 'My final answer', how he "dropped the ball" by hiring Kanthan Pillay at eNCA, and why newsrooms can't be happy all the time. 

South African veteran broadcaster Jeremy Maggs, who served as editor-in-chief of 24-hour news channel eNCA, believes the country's journalists are facing the same difficulties they did in the mid-1980s. 

Seated on the patio of the popular The Whippet Cafe in Linden, Johannesburg, a grey-haired Maggs, 60, plays with the paper wrapping of a straw in his hands, looking down at it. 

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