Many of the South African journalists have gotten away with ethical and professional misconducts without any action by their respective Editors, if not employers. Or at least it so appears to the general readers. Continue reading
Interesting piece (with questions unanswered too) by Sam Ditshego. And this is not a legal opinion nor is it a criminal law view.
Off the hook on a charge of Murder – Oscar Pistorius
There is a Setswana idiom which says Motho o tshwarwa ka mafoko, kgomo e tshwarwa ka dinaka. This means a person reveals or speaks his/her deep or inner secrets through talking (through his mouth) and when one wants to slaughter a cow/bull, one would handle it by its horns – grabbing the bull by its horns so to speak (For non-Setswana speakers, Motho is a person and kgomo is a cow or bull, mafoko are words and dinaka are horns. Go tshwarwa as in the first phrase means to get caught and in the second phrase it means to be grabbed or handled). It is through speaking that a person can reveal whether or not they are honest and truthful. In a court of law this is done through evidence in chief and cross examination.
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Following the Sunday Times report this past Sunday over Pallo Jordan’s alleged non-existent PhD he claimed for years to date, it never bothered me why the newspaper went after him. Should it have? Continue reading
Noting the apparent #Hlaudification of the SABC, here are the 18 questions that both the SABC Board and the Communications Minister must answer. Continue reading
A lot of things have taken place in AgangSA this year especially following the May 8 elections – even prior to that. Below, is a piece I wrote on 16 June but never published. Continue reading