ISSUE #72

A shallow local democracy


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

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

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”

In Search of Bessie Head


Public Memorialising through Theatre

ISSUE #72

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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