ISSUE #105

Abantu Book Festival: The future is female


Black women media pioneers take their place at the book festival

Man of Letters and a Champion of Books


Tribute to Flaxman Qoopane (July 23, 1955 - November 22, 2017)

Steyn Statue at UFS falls in 2018


African communication academics gather in Ghana


Foundation for continent wide media and academic platform

HHP death puts customary marriages under spotlight


Here comes the handing over of the bride

Saleem Badat: on black professors, deracialisation and transformation


Bold programmes to facilitate development of black academics are long overdue

Research on African Digital Cultures: are children’s voices missing?


The young generation must not be left behind

Journalism tops list of “most dangerous” professions in the world


Women might be more at risk of threats to their safety

Book Extract: Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation


A first-hand account of the #FeesMustFall movement

Book Extract: Turning And Turning


How many bullets will it take to kill us all


A poem for Steve Biko, Imam Haron and Farouk Asvat

Black man you are not on your own


We need to talk about depression – it’s not a white disease

Investigative journalism in a dystopian present


Collaboration rather than competition is the lifeblood of the craft

The miseducation of “Y”: Why the Gender Summit is critical


The time is now for an inclusive dialogue

Abantu Book Festival: Tales of the hunt from the lion’s perspective


The Journalist and ACTIVATE! will stream the action

Crime on the rise in Free State’s Matjhabeng Municipality


Years of negligence must be undone to solve the crime problem in the region

Trump, Democrats prepare for trench warfare after 2018 Mid-term election


President will now have a check on his dictatorial tendencies

African community media’s survival depends on going digital


Platforms are at the coalface of change

ISSUE #105

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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