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Who do we trust: the media or the politicians?

Our media has a long history of activism and reporting on things that our various governments would prefer to conceal. Freedom of speech and a free press are enshrined in our constitution and South Africans have a tendency to take this privilege for granted.  But we are one of few countries on this and other continents where the media enjoys this degree of freedom and it is why there has been such indignation over the government’s attempts to pass the so called “Secrecy Bill”. 

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Journalism: Professionalism vs Sensationalism

Let him die in peace = I wish he was dead

Prof Jonathan Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State is a powerful proponent for racial integration and has, by all accounts, defused racial tensions and created one of the more racially harmonious campuses in South Africa.