Thuli Madonsela, professor of law and former Public Protector of South Africa.
The first of a series of fatal flaws in the idea is about where to draw the line.
Percy Qoboza, editor of The World, second from left, being arrested by apartheid police following the banning of the newspaper in 1977.
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Journalists need to hold firmly to the ethical standards that assure audiences their work is reliable and credible.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma at the Zondo Commission in July 2020.
Claiming a right to determine reality by mere say-so is becoming increasingly commonplace, but we should never get used to it.
The Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest weekend newspaper, was used to spread disinformation.
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Media self-criticism is not just important to improve journalism, it is a political, professional and moral imperative.
Former South African government minister Nomvula Mokonyane, a leading member of the ruling ANC, at the commission probing grand corruption.
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Corruption has been a constant feature of South African political life for much of the past 350 years; solutions will also take time.
Political killings in the country are linked to the fierce competition for control of state resources within the governing ANC.
Author shows how politicians intent on settling problems by physically eliminating opponents tap into a ready source of assassins from within the taxi industry.
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s freedom struggle icon and first black president, continues to be revered around the world.
Mandela left at the right time in 1999, when the country still seemed in a healthy state, after which he consolidated his international reputation.
The post-apartheid system of participatory democracy is generally considered to have failed.
The challenge for the deepening of South Africa’s democracy is that the very existence of vanguardism prevents the realisation of empowered citizens.
South Africa can’t afford new nuclear infrastructure with state funds in these times of budget shortfalls and ballooning debt.
South Africa's Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity reflects a global trend away from nuclear energy. But the government's actions suggest otherwise.
The African National Congress fought against the evils of apartheid, but couldn’t escape the sins of power itself.
The book is set to heighten the debate about the future of the party, whose dominance has been in decline since 2009.
The ANC, which has governed South Africa since 1994, has failed to deal decisively against corruption in its midst.
The election of Port Elizabeth's first black mayor in 1995 signalled that the democratic change that had started in 1994 was irreversible. But problems lay ahead.
The Shaik brothers Moe, Schabir and Chippy after Schabir was found guilty of fraud and corruption and sentenced to 15 years.
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Moe Shaik fancies himself as an analyst who can read people well. And yet, he has a rather large blind spot for his leaders – until they fall out with him.
Humour is sometimes used as a coping mechanism in tragic situations.
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don't always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
Everyone needs to be fired up with a rage aligned with the feminine principle of care rather than the masculine principle of control.
How two massive opposing forces - the shift towards a sustainable world and the force that thrives on inequality - are unfolding at a global level.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to fix South Africa are being undermined from within his own party, the ANC.
Ramaphosa’s detractors are unlikely to succeed in their rumoured bid. And, their failure will not be because they’ve suddenly become weak within the administration.
Anti-corruption protesters march on Parliament in Cape Town in 2017.
In South Africa, state corruption has taken hold with utter disregard for ethics and democratic norms in a cynical exploitation of the post-apartheid transformation agenda.
South African President Cyril Ramaphoa.
Ramaphosa is constrained by his tenuous control over South Africa's governing party, the ANC.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech failed to inspire confidence.
The year ahead promises to be a very difficult but also a very decisive year for South Africa. Is President Ramaphosa equal to the challenge?
South Africa’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, delivering his mid-term budget.
A major concern is that the government’s resolve is strongest on policies that are actually quite suspect.
Many South Africans hold onto the hope that a win in the World Cup translates into another defining moment for the country.