Is Pistorius’ clubbing news?

I know nothing about running a newspaper nor do I claim to be a journalist but I sure know a thing or two about what news is and what news isn’t. I therefore have a hard time believing Sunday Times’ front-page lead story “Oscar parties” today, 14 April, is news. Worse, I doubt this article was worthy of a front-page. Or was it? Continue reading

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Oscar Pistorius: From Hero to a fallen tragic Zero?

News this past Thursday that Oscar Pistorius allegedly shot his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, shocked not only South Africans but the world remained and still remains in shock too. This is someone who the Guardian once described as “athlete who overcame disability to become a global star”. Continue reading