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Robert Brand

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Robert Brand teaches media law, ethics and economics journalism at Rhodes University. Before joining academia, he worked as a journalist for the Pretoria News, the Star and Bloomberg News.

Zuma, Nzimande clash … over media effects

Signs of division appeared in Jacob Zuma’s camp this week when the ANC president disagreed publicly with one of his staunchest supporters over media effects.…

Private healthcare’s ‘super’ profits

People often accuse journalists of profiting from the misfortune of others. So do private hospitals, except they do much better. According to Business Day, the…

The paranoid Mr Zuma

Daniel Gross, financial columnist for online magazine Slate, bumped into Jacob Zuma at Davos this week and nominated him as “the world leader with the…

Johncom may have a winner in the Times

Johncom, soon to be renamed Avusa, has for the first time released details about the cost of its two new print titles, the Weekender and…

The devil made Tim do it

Rapport editor Tim du Plessis has given us a new version of Voltaire’s famous defence of free speech: “I don’t agree with what you say,…

Get me a fake Springbok jersey!

Canterbury, the Springbok kit sponsor, is complaining that “counterfeit” goods are damaging its business and could lead to job losses. What hogwash! Canterbury’s argument, a…

Another day, another journalist (or two) jailed

Two senior journalists have been arrested for leaking information about a criminal investigation into the alleged unlawful publication of a government official’s home address. Zimbabwe?…