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futurefact finds: Awarding South Africa

This article was written by futurefact for The Media.

This month the magazine is featuring The Most Awards so what better time than to look at those aspects of our country that are worth applauding? We spend a great deal of time noticing the problems, worrying about the issues and generally being somewhat negative about many factors beyond our control as mere citizens in our society.

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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”.