The Press is Not Telling Us What We Need to Know

By Steven Friedman8 September 2010Of course the press must be free. But why does it not use its freedom to give us the information we need? Government attacks on the press have ensured that it is hard to question journalists’ priorities for fear of being seen to...

The People Should be the ‘Centre of Power’

By Aubrey Matshiqi20 September 2010I am at Durban’s North Beach pier, a few minutes away from where the national general council of the African National Congress (ANC) will take place from today. The waves, as they always seem to do at this time of the morning, are...

Assertive Zuma Rules Out Policy Switches

By Sam Mkokeli and Sibongakonke Shoba21 September 2010Mantashe decries poor discipline, organisational chaos in partyPresident Jacob Zuma closed the door on new economic policy discussions when he delivered his political report yesterday, instructing delegates to the...