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I am widely published on the interface between politics, race, class and gender across a range of major national print and digital titles in South Africa.

On Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh’s Democracy and Delusion

South Africa’s literary scene is not in short supply of material for the pithy, analytical and diagnostic genre of book Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh writes into in his debut offering Democracy & Delusion: 10 Myths in South African Politics. While politicians like Helen Zille blithely deny it, and the ANC-led government reversion and instrumentalise our living memory…

The Huffington Hoax: freedom of expression, hate speech and the media

UPDATE 22 August 2017 The Press Council Appeals Panel has overturned the Press Ombudsman’s hate speech ruling, citing some of the arguments I presented on eNCA, on 24 April. UPDATE 25 April 2017 Following massive public debate on the appropriateness of the Press Ombudsman’s hate speech ruling because of its apparent overreach in terms of the…

Picture a SABC that does its job

Following the financial collapse of the South African National Public Broadcaster, the SABC, various people, organisations and role-players who recognised the critical role of public broadcasting for the health of a vibrant democracy coalesced to form the SOS Coalition. In that dark and uncertain time when our national public broadcaster was bankrupt precipitating the collapse…

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 South African Broadcasting Corporation (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…