It stinks like a week-old carcass

Friday’s GuptaLeaks story was important for revealing what looked like a corrupt nexus between the Gupta’s ANN7 television channel, its pay-TV carrier Multichoice and former Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi. But it was remarkable for another reason too: the story came from and was carried by News24, part of the …  Continue reading

Troublemakers roll into town

Eleven hundred of the world’s most troublesome journalists will spend three days giving each other tips on how to call to account the rich and the powerful, swapping tools and techniques, software and hardware, and stories of derring-do. They will build networks to assist and support each other in their …  Continue reading

For the record

My letter to Business Day this week, correcting a piece of misreporting. Dear Editor, Paul Pereira’s interesting piece on the Oppenheimer legacy in corporate social activity (Corporate charity as political intervention, August 22) stated that the Weekly Mail newspaper had been saved when his Anglo-American Corporation paid its print bill. …  Continue reading