ISSUE #32

Godfrey Rosenbaum Zibuse Peteni Kuzwayo


1909 – 1965
An businessman and entertainment writer of note

The Disunited Kingdom: Britain Turns Sharp Right


Why British elections are important in Africa

You can’t compete by only hiring from your own backyard


Talent can’t be contained within borders

Enough is KWANELE! for Gay Pride


Movement divided along many lines

Escaping poverty: One young man’s story


Never question your ability because you’re poor

Broken hearts & ruined lives: Quake Aftermath In Nepal


Respecting the privacy and dignity of people depends on the journalist

Dance As Change


John Linden & Alfred Hinkel transforming lives step by step

ISSUE #32

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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