The opposition is dead long live the opposition

The opposition is dead long live the opposition

Editorial – Amandla! Issue No. 7 April/May 2009 The ANC will win the 2009 election, albeit with a reduced majority. The split from the ANC, the Congress of the People (Cope), while disappointing many that had hoped they would strip the ANC of its mass support...

Consign the Info Bill to the Dustbin of History

By Terry BellIn 1993, as the prospect of a non-racist democracy loomed, the last apartheid president, F. W. de Klerk and his minions, ordered the destruction of tonnes of files, microfilm, audio and computer tapes and disks.  Information about state-sponsored murders,...

ANC Not Im-Press-ed

South Africa is a complex democracy, more specifically a neo-liberal democracy. Media transformation is expected to be driven by the market in accordance with neo-liberal policies. However, markets have failed over and over again to drive transformation. This raises a...

Threats to the Media – We Brought This On Ourselves

By Helga Jansen-Daugbjerg Society and progressive civil society in particular, must take some of the blame for  the state threats to the media. This is not some sensationalistic shock statement meant to upset you into action. In it lies the years of abdication from...