ISSUE #104

How to combat ‘media capture’


The age-old debate between the relative value of theory and practice is finally broken

Africa improves in wealth creation but not opportunity


Africa's large youth population presents many complex and important strategic challenges and solutions

The Future of America: What to Expect in mid-term US Elections on 6 November


Will Jamal Kashoggi’s brutal murder bring change to Saudi Arabia?


Jamal Kashoggi’s disappearance will not silence us

So this is democracy? A report on media freedom in Southern Africa


Highly contested environment and prevalence of fake news

Shifting the needle on economic growth


We need to raise a generation of men who do not rape, abuse or kill women


Women are under siege in South Africa

#DepressionIsReal is not only for the privileged


A hashtag cannot relay the experiences of 17 million people living with mental illnesses

A Need for Racial Reform in Academia in South Africa


A Response to the Call for African Renaissance

First Drum Woman Editor-in-Chief: Media shy Liz Khumalo


From secretary to Sis Dolly to newsroom leader

Trevor Noah and quantum mechanics: Two contradictory things can still be true


A strong lesson a polarized world

The silent scourge of campuses


Seeking help early is one of the main messages of our student counselling

The House of Tshatshu: Power, politics and chiefs north-west of the Great Kei River


A story of conquest, dispossession and un-naming

“I thought he would end up killing me”


Middle class black women from Soweto speak out about intimate partner violence

The ‘old boys club’ and glass ceilings for women in the SA news media


Sexist and patriarchal structures continue to hold women back

In sickness and in mental health


My grandparents’ love story did not end when my grandmother fell ill

Book Extract: Reversing Urban Inequality in Johannesburg


Where is “fanatical capitalism” taking us?

We bid farewell to theatre legend Winston Ntshona


South African theatre icon was a legend in his field

ISSUE #104

Welcome to the August edition of The Journalist


August has a particular significance in the life of South Africa. It is the month in which we honour the women who marched against the extension of Pass Laws to African women in 1956. And it is also the month of darkest event of our democracy – the Marikana massacre of 2016.

We therefore have contributions which reflect on both the triumphs and the challenges facing women today as well as the spotlighting the ongoing struggles for social justice as the Covid 19 pandemic exposes our inequalities.

Some of these are original pieces and some are from new networks of community journalists who delve into events that the media mainstream fails to engage.

In addition to spotlighting Women’s Month the August edition has a great collection of articles, including on the arts, on our pioneer journalists and a longer academic feature on student struggles in the campaign to end outsourcing.


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