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Is Iqbal the poster boy for an anti-transformation agenda?

  Attacks on Independent newspapers chairman Dr Iqbal Surve are still coming in hard and fast, four years in the hot seat. Dr Surve took over the newspaper group in 2013 with a consortium of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment … Continue reading

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Social media racists: government clamps down.

Facebook and Twitter users could be fired for posting racist comments Government has issued a stern warning to people that post racist updates on Twitter and Facebook. This comes after racial rants by the likes of Penny Sparrow, Phillip Roodt … Continue reading

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Anonymous sources: Press Freedom or Fraud/Foe?

Unnamed sources the source of chastise for the media, a contentious phenomenon, is it an abused practice or a means to newsgathering?

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#AgriculturalRevolution needed to end poverty

  South Africa is a country with high levels of poverty, inequalities and a history that is racially skewed in terms of development. Even in a world class city like Cape Town a vast number of citizens go without food … Continue reading

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Have we heard enough about race already?

 Introduction: The African psyche has been influenced by western Norms since the advent of modern civilisations. Africans throughout the continent are still suffering, paraphrasing Dr Chika Onyeani, from the three “victim-mentality body armoury of slavery, colonialism, and racism”

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Will SABC’s 90% quotas bolster the music industry or will it enrich a few?

2016 will go down in history as the year that changed the music industry scene. This has prompted Hailing for King Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the game changer in the sector. The SABC COO has done what most people have been … Continue reading

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Body of work, foodie, poet, a writer of note

Brent Meersman a journalist with creative flare for reviews. He has reported on numerous beats of journalism, from being part of Mail & Guardian, as well as a political novelist. The poet in him makes his play with words to … Continue reading

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