Zahira Kharsany

Young black journalist in confusion

Sitting in the forum held by the South African Human Rights Council (HRC) regarding recent issues regarding the Forum of Black Journalists (FBJ) and its subsequent fight with Talk Radio 702, I wondered whether anyone really understood the matter at hand. The fighting between the two over spilled into an attack on each other’s character:…

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Elections

Another long delay before writing this piece … There have been various things happening over the past two months. We had Polokwane, Eid-ul-Adha, Xmas and New Year’s. I had my holidays in between, and, boy, was life eventful. The usual mad rush at the end of the year is expected, but throw in the curve…

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Figures of speech

So I have been told that I’m the new recruit on Thought Leader and, wow, what a privilege it is to be among such people. I’m actually taking over from the previous M&G Online Dutch intern and I have big shoes to fill. So, as reference — the original three blog post are not mine…

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Yet another empty promise

On Thursday, BBC News published an article titled “Bush marks two years from Katrina” where US President George Bush promises an audience at a New Orleans school flooded in 2005 that “better days are ahead”. Isn’t that the exact same message — now without the strong rhetoric produced by his republican spin machine — many…

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