ISSUE #72

A shallow local democracy


Ward 63: We go to the polls without answers to important questions

The United Nation’s “Blue Angels”


African women in aviation are trailblazers

Decolonisation by Data


A New Agenda for South African Social Science

Battling it out with words


Debate a potent agent of transformation and growth

Pressure to publish is choking the academic profession


‘Publish or perish’

The Sun shone briefly but brightly


1930s paper was led by C L Stewart and A S Hayes

Life in Ward 10, Bekkersdal


The historical factors that shaped local governance


Local Government in South Africa: Briefing Notes for Journalists: Part 2

Hlaudi, Jimi and freedom at the SABC


Charlotte Maxeke written back into history


First black woman graduate in South Africa

A Radical New Approach to the Field of Economics


“Suppose you were flown in from Mars and have to analyse capitalism”

Crafted by colours


A Tessa Muller Production

The Keeper of the Kumm comes to Cape Town


A 21st Century journalist finds her 19th Century ancestor

In Search of Bessie Head


Public Memorialising through Theatre

ISSUE #72

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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