How did Sol Plaatje, a man with only four years of formal schooling, become one of South Africa's most brilliant and committed public educators?
The centennial publication of Sol Plaatje's seminal, 'Native Life' is a timely reminder of his estimation of intellectual work, in contrast to the current disparagement of ‘clever blacks’.
Consensual same-sex conduct is a crime in 38 African countries. The media in those countries are very much in cahoots with their rulers. But they're getting their comeuppance from Twitter.
In leadership contests in particular, the media’s role is often markedly different from the competition between parties.