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

Editors must edit

I ONCE asked a South African editor why he ran a cartoon that he agreed was offensive. He said he had felt obliged, as he did not want to censor a well-known and much-respected cartoonist. His colleagues would have given him hell for infringing on the cartoonist’s right to free …  Continue reading

Sorry, SACP …

This is what the SACP said about me this week: “The likes of Anton Harber are questioning the ownership of Iqbal [Survé’s] consortium, but they do not expose the greediness of their owners at Media 24 and Caxton.” This came in the context of an attack on the SA National …  Continue reading