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Azad Essa

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Azad Essa is a journalist at Al Jazeera.

He is also the author of a book called "Zuma's Bastard" (Two Dogs Books, October 2010)

Yes, it is the name of a book. A real book. With a kickass cover.

Click on the cover to find out more.

You know you want to.

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Accidental Academic won best political blog at the South African Blog awards 2009 and is a finalist for 2010.

The Rocky Horror Media Show

In a dramatic turnaround, South African journalists have welcomed the proposed changes to the Protection of Information Bill and the Media Appeals Tribunal, as vetted…

There is no Zapiro, only Zuul

If you haven’t sniggered, burped or laughed at the recent Zapiro-Muslim cartoon debacle then you probably had a very pleasant weekend. Other citizens with real…

Was Terror’Blanche a Muslim?

As racial tensions continue to rise over the murder of Eugene Terre’Blanche, and renewed concerns about the ability of black people to host thousands of…

Fat cats and foul play

I am at Moses Mabhida Stadium for a tour, when the cute journo I’m chatting to spots a giant leopard bobbing his fractious head for…

Is Malema just a pinker Floyd?

Zimbabwean journalists, now illegal workers living in Jozi’s mines, have discovered a secret dossier that showcases one Julius Malema suffering from clinical depression. The dossier,…

One hundred days to being screwed over

I don’t like press conferences. Organised to propagate nothing more than a particular message, they are spaces where real questions are rarely asked because they…

Two kilos of tenderised Malema please!

With the country in a tizz after sizzling reactions to severe price hikes as “tenderised Malema” hit the newsstands, fictitious members of the ANC top-brass…

A pub crawl for the president

I know nothing about pubs and bars, except of course what Hollywood has taught me. This means that my idea of bars save a couple…

I don’t blame Zuma, I blame you

Three months before he was voted in as president, Zuma took out his machine gun and slipped a ball through Irvin Khoza’s legs. In most…