ISSUE #111

Housing income threshold must rise!


Strengthen purchasing power of the people

Binyavanga Wainaina’s rich legacy of writing as event


Africa has lost Binyavanga Wainaina. But his spirit will continue to inspire


He may have died, but is here to stay

Youth take to the streets but stay away from the polls


Political system excludes young people

Malume’s Painting: capturing history and humanity


The 1976 uprising told for our children

Are books the youth’s new protest posters?


Greatest wars are fought with words

Hitting pause on piracy


R11 million worth of illegal DVDs destroyed in Cape Town and Durban

The resilience of culture


Paedophiles inflict life sentences on victims


Child Protection Week: The need for greater vigilance

Baastards or Humans: The unfolding truth


“While Europe was experiencing the Dark Ages, Africa was in a period of enlightenment”

In the dark: Eskom’s debt woes sit at R500 billion


Medupi and Kusile are weighing down taxpayers

Experiences of a young black homosexual in Mzansi


Grappling with life in a post-apartheid South Africa

Through the lens of Bongani Mnguni (1953 – 2019)


The camera was his third eye through which he examined the world

Flaxman Qoopane: An expatriate in the diaspora


Tribute to a giant of the Arts

Creating Economic Freedom, with compensation


“Should our careers not work out, let’s start a business”

Stuurman and Makhanda: Anti-colonial rebels raised on boer farms


Reading David Stuurman’s life as a labour history of the colonised

ISSUE #111

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.


Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter and get notified of new issues.