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30 May 2015
11 May 2015
What's really wrong with the state of journalism?
The need for balanced and accurate reporting about conflict situations in Africa is more crucial than ever. Surveys done in the run-up to World Press Freedom Day, which took place on 3 May, showed...
25 Mar 2015
'He didn’t have to die': Indiscriminate attacks by opposition groups in Syria (March 2015)
This 79-page Human Rights Watch report documents scores of attacks in heavily populated, government-controlled areas in Damascus and Homs between January 2012 and April 2014, and which continue...
16 Mar 2015
Condolences pour in for Minister Chabane
Condolences continued to pour in from all corners of the country on Sunday as news of the passing away of Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane spread. The Minister and his two...
27 Nov 2013
SA: Statement by the Department of Labour, dismisses social media impersonators (27/11/2013)
The Ministry of Labour has distanced itself from people purporting to speak on behalf of Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant on social media sites. Herbert Mkhize, special advisor to the minister,...
Will social media influence election campaigning in South Africa?
A big change in political campaigning since South Africa’s last national elections has been the rise in social media. But how has this new dynamic manifested in South Africa, and to what extent is...
04 Oct 2013
Social media and the law
Phatshoane Henney Attorneys
Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have become an integral part of our everyday lives and have an important role to play in our social environment and help us keep in...
18 Sep 2013
What can be expected from young voters in South Africa's 2014 elections?
South Africa’s youth is often seen as a ‘lost generation’; one with no causes or political purpose, an apathetic generation. Some, however, have opted out of democratic processes such as elections...
02 Nov 2012
To name or not to name, that is the question
The recent dismissal of a staff member at a daily newspaper in Johannesburg for making inappropriate comments on Twitter about the publication, poses new dilemmas for South African employers. The...

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