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Money, money, money

Contrary to popular belief, there is money to be made on the internet. The Mail & Guardian Online has become a profitable part of the…

Just abolish the Dept of Communications

ITWeb reports that a letter has been sent to the police, half the government oversight committees and the presidency, in which fraud and kickback accusations related to the hiring of staff in South Africa's Department of Communications are alleged.

Let’s talk about kissing

Kissing: in essence, two people licking each other and (sometimes) trying to devour the others’ lips. I’ve got me a definition that says: “A kiss…

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Madeleine, her mom and the media

I’ve been following the Madeleine disappearance from the start, and have been deeply touched by the story of the little girl. The latest events haven’t…

Who will deliver us from delivery?

A colleague who lectures in politics at Rhodes University has banned his students from using the word “globalisation” in class. Someone should follow his excellent…

Oh, Cecilia, you’re bringing me down!

They’ve dubbed her the new Greta Garbo, Jackie Kennedy or even Princess Di, but judging by her conduct they’ll soon be chanting: “Are you Cherie…

Challenges of content within the blogosphere in Africa

By Arthur Chatora The issue of content production and representation is important within African news production. Anna Badimo, the chair of LinuxChix in South Africa,…