The musings of an accidental journo who failed to be a lawyer because he was all too busy contemplating the meaning of justice in an unjust society.

SABC protest censorship: thought control dressed up in the guise of respectability

On Friday, 24 June 2016, protestors took to the streets to demand ICASA’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) to rule against the SABC and Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s blanket ban of visuals of community protests involving the destruction of public property. Although the ban spoke specifically to visuals of the destruction of public property (as though private property was fair game

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The burning – what of it?

No! Thoughtful as her response to the burning is, and chilled as many of us are by the symbolic violence made manifest, I cannot simply accept not only expecting but demanding more of emancipatory movements than we do the establishment that oppresses them as a point of departure.   Can we reasonably expect or even demand,

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Parliament Betrayed our SABC

In 1992, when the Campaign for Open Media campaigned alongside the United Democratic Front to demand the demise of the apartheid regime’s release of the erstwhile SAUK to the people, and transform it into an open, transparent public broadcaster, it would be Cyril Ramaphosa who would set out one of the most significant principles underpinning

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Facing your complicity in white supremacy hurts, but suffering it hurts more: On being a good white

In November, last year, I received an message from an old friend from university concerning my attitude towards white supremacy and the complicity of white bodies in it through acts of whiteness. I probably read and re-read it a great many number of times, fiercely debating with myself whether I should ignore it, give a

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no matter how far or deep we cram ourselves into your mouths even until you gag and choke it is clear that you will never swallow 1,177 total views, no views today

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