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Chris Moerdyk
Let's encourage Zuma to bash whites

I am all in favour of President Jacob Zuma continuing his sniping campaign against whites and blaming everything on apartheid...

By Chris Moerdyk 29 Jan 2015 06:35

National key points - the list they didn't want you to see
National key points - the list they didn't want you to see

NEWSWATCH: A bid by the SA History Archive (Saha) and Right2Know Campaign has paid off. Here's The List, reports Mail & Guardian...

23 Jan 2015 09:00

Creative Spark set to BURN up the print space
Creative Spark set to BURN up the print space

Once you've done as much as you can in print you turn to digital - or that's the way it used to be. Creative Spark, the company behind Memeburn and its successful sister sites, is turning this strategy on its head by launching a print magazine titled BURN...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Jan 2015 14:00

Anton Harber
Editors must edit without fear of being attacked

I once asked a South African editor why he ran a cartoon that he agreed was offensive. He said he had felt obliged, as he did not want to censor a well-known and much-respected cartoonist. His colleagues would have given him hell for infringing on the cartoonist's right to free speech, he said.

By Anton Harber 16 Jan 2015 05:59

An unwise display?
An unwise display?

NEWSWATCH: Independent's senior group editors Karima Brown and Vukani Mde have been criticised for attending the ANC anniversary celebrations wearing party gear...

15 Jan 2015 08:38

Tribute to Charlie
Tribute to Charlie

PARIS, FRANCE: They are alarming statistics. 61 dead. 70 dead. 74 dead. 47 dead. 44 dead. 74 dead... (Video)

By Andrew Heslop 12 Jan 2015 08:01

South African cartoonists respond to Charlie Hebdo attack
South African cartoonists respond to Charlie Hebdo attack

South African political cartoonists such as Zapiro, Brandan and Jerm have been swift in condemning the fatal terrorist attack on 12 people at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January, posting their own work protesting violence against freedom of expression and mourning the dead.

9 Jan 2015 08:46

Anton Harber
Confronting racism on the internet: A response to Nzimande

Minister of Higher Education and Communist Party chief Blade Nzimande is right to be concerned about hate speech and racism on the internet - but what is to be done about it?

By Anton Harber 8 Jan 2015 14:10

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo
World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

PARIS, FRANCE / FRANKFURT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015 07:40

Will satire lose its religious punch following Charlie Hebdo attack?
Will satire lose its religious punch following Charlie Hebdo attack?

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that 11 are dead and many more seriously injured due to a shooting at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...

7 Jan 2015 14:13

Blade makes blunt attack on media...
Blade makes blunt attack on media...

NEWSWATCH: SACP leader Blade Nzimande has attacked the media, and a number of other targets, accusing the former of being a 'continuation of the apartheid regime', reports Mail & Guardian...

7 Jan 2015 06:36

Which businesses are under threat in 2015?
Which businesses are under threat in 2015?

While everyone enjoys progress, it doesn't necessarily mean we'll be benefitting. This might seem strange, but there are many contours to technological progress that might overlook - or step right over - human satisfaction.

By Tauriq Moosa 6 Jan 2015 05:03

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal
Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

31 Dec 2014 10:11