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Percy Qoboza, editor of The World, second from left, being arrested by apartheid police following the banning of the newspaper in 1977. Arena Holdings Archives

New threats to media freedom come from unexpected directions

Journalists need to hold firmly to the ethical standards that assure audiences their work is reliable and credible.
African National Congress top six leaders. The governing party’s wishes are sometimes out of kilter with the dictates of statecraft. AFP-GettyImages/Mujahid Safodien

What it will take to build a capable state in South Africa

South Africa suffers capability deficiencies and institutional stasis due to poor political management.
South African police minister Bheki Cele (left) claims success in the investigation of political killings in KwaZulu-Natal. With him is the head of the police, Khehla Sithole. GCIS

South Africa fails to get to the bottom of killings in KwaZulu-Natal

The task team established to investigate political killings in KwaZulu-Natal has had little impact on exposing those behind the violence.
Each of South Africa’s former presidents treated the state broadcaster very differently. From left Jacob Zuma, Nelson Mandela, and Thabo Mbeki (2008). Epa/Kim Ludbrook

Why South Africa needs to fix its troubled public broadcaster

The South African Broadcasting Corporation, like South Africa itself, is a symbol of contradictions. While there are bad people who work for it, there are also many good ones.

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