The Conversation Africa The myth of the college dropout

While the media glamorizes famous college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, the reality is that most successful people in the US went to – and finished – college.

Raymond Suttner Freedom Day and the question of non-violence

The principle of non-violence or respect for peace has not been adequately instilled in the consciousness of South Africans. By RAYMOND SUTTNER.

Marianne Thamm House of Car(d)s: Kgomotso Phahlane, the man who could have saved SAPS

While there were several red flags before Kgomotso Phahlane’s rise in 2015 to position of SAPS National Commissioner, the career policeman appeared to impress. By MARIANNE THAMM.

Georgina Guedes Does anybody really fact check anymore?

As a freelance journalist, GEORGINA GUEDES has firsthand experience of many of the South African media’s fact checkers. And guess what? Most of them aren’t doing their jobs.

The Conversation Africa Survey sheds light on who marched against President Zuma and why

A research team from the University of Johannesburg decided to find out by conducting a short survey with 185 marchers. Here is their findings.

Rebecca Davis Team Zuma vs The Banks: The GCIS is the newest distribution platform

What is ahead, then, for the relationship between government, banks, and the broader South African society? REBECCA DAVIS takes a look.

Daily Maverick Philip Kgosana: The meaning of his courage today

As we enter new times of tension, it is good to remember the peacemakers down the years, epitomised by both Philip Kgosana and Ignatius Terblanche. By TONY HEARD.

The Conversation Africa The state of South African journalism: There's good news and there's bad news

Wits University’s Journalism and Media Studies Department have published their latest State of the Newsroom report. THABO LESHILO spoke to the editor.

Greg Nicolson Reporter's Notebook: Time for Hlaudi to become a relic of the SABC's crazy past

The SABC’s on-again, off-again leader Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s Wednesday press conference was billed as a game changer. By GREG NICOLSON.

Richard Poplak On the road with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Like most journos floating turd-like in the increasingly fetid South African press pool, I've spent way too much time with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of late. By RICHARD POPLAK.

The Conversation Africa Snap election a win-win for Theresa May

Within minutes of the PM’s announcement, one national chain was giving odds of 2/9 on an overall majority for the Conservatives, with Labour out on 14/1. By TIM BALE.

Marianne Thamm House of Cards: Zuma's legal adviser may face charges in Nxasana matter

It is perhaps a cruel irony then that Michael Hulley might now face charges of attempting to defeat the ends of justice. By MARIANNE THAMM. would like to send you push notifications.
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