Our focus is on political analysis, investigative reporting, Southern African news, and comprehensive coverage of local arts and music.
Founded 1985 by a group of retrenched journalists from the deceased Rand Daily Mail. Built up a reputation for nose-thumbing attitude to the establishment and for uncovering Inkathagate scandal. Favourite prison reading of Nelson Mandela; banned for a while by PW Botha. In recent years, continues to be a thorn in the side of gravy-train politicians with reports on Oilgate, the corrupt police chief, and President Zuma's business interests.
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