ISSUE #101

East African Trade and the origins of the name Azania


Slavery and the Zanj Rebellion

Obama reminds the world of the African continent’s resilience


Can the BRICS Network University move us closer to a just and equitable order?


‘Journalist bloodbath’: New Beat research to find out what happens to journos and journalism


We should all be feminists


Feminism isn't a dirty word

Nelson Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, and You and Me


South Africa remains the most unequal society in the world

Harming the planet with plastic poison


Our attitude towards the Earth urgently needs to change

Fare’s fair: Chronicle of a Cape Town taxi ride


This ride may cost your life

Rioting and writing: Diaries of Wits Fallists


#FeesMustFall is a "must read"

Professor Njabulo Ndebele’s full speech at the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture


My body, not your crime scene


Women will lead a total shutdown of the country

The role of the news media in reporting on conflict


Apartheid sport: whites sacrificed nothing to get everything


Davidson Don Tengo Jabavu: A true pioneer in the pursuit of knowledge


ISSUE #101

Welcome to the October edition of The Journalist


In this edition we are beginning to review 2020 and anticipating 2021. This year has been dominated by the Covid 19 pandemic and the impact the Lockdowns have had on our lives. While Covid 19 is by no means over, a key event in 2021 will be the 30th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on Press Freedom in May 2021.

We therefore have contributions that reflect on what press freedom may be like in the light of the persecution of Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, and, with the increasing inequality in the world in the midst of the Covid pandemic, the challenges faced by journalists to give voice to experiences outside the ideological mainstream.

We spotlight a first-hand account of a doctor at the forefront of the struggles against Covid 19, a community voice telling us about the dire state of hunger and thirst in the Eastern Cape and an account of international solidarity of a South African studying in the USA.

Our Book Review honours a recent revisiting of Toussaint L’ Overture, the leader of the Haitian Revolution – the only successful slave revolution in modern history. The longer Academic section features a comic-book style account of the Three C’s confronting us today – Covid, Capitalism and Climate-change.


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