John Matisonn began political reporting at the Rand Daily Mail in 1974, and received a prison sentence for refusing to divulge his source in a report about the South African Watergate scandal known as Muldergate. A foreign correspondent in Washington for the Rand Daily Mail and back in Johannesburg for National Public Radio, he has been published in the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post and The Observer. After four years as a broadcast regulator in the Mandela administration and two as editorial director of the short-lived THISDAY newspaper, he became the United Nations’ Chairperson of the Electoral Media Commission in Afghanistan. He returned from a second tour in Afghanistan to write God, Spies and Lies in Franschhoek, Western Cape, and now lives in Cape Town.
9 September, 2019
16 August, 2016
1 October, 2014
Mashupye Herbert Maserumule
13 April, 2016
The Journalist is a non-profit organisation and relies on public funding.
Please consider donating to ensure more issues in the future:
Account name: The Journalist
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch and Code: Kromboom / 026209
Account number: 270320830