Tony Weaver and the Cape Times part ways

PLEASE SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM (STATEMENT FROM INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS) Tony Weaver’s long and distinguished career at the Cape Times comes to an end this week after a three-week battle in a disciplinary hearing that saw him charged with “disrespect and insolence”. The hearing came after Weaver, the opinion pages editor of the Cape Times, questioned […]

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What does 2015 hold for Saarf?

Next year is likely to be one of important change on many levels for the  South African Audience Research Foundation (Saarf),  CEO Ettiene van den Berg told Grubstreet this week. For some time, the future of Saarf has hung in the balance because of the resignation of the broadcasters (in the form of the National Association […]

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SA magazines: who went up and who went down [ABC Q3 2014]

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa has released consumer-magazine circulation statistics for the period July–September 2014 (ABC Q3 2014). (See our newspaper ABC analysis here.) Here are several consumer magazine ABC figures that stand out for us. We’ve also updated our list of the biggest-circulating consumer magazines in SA. Note: we compare the current […]

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Award-winning Cato Manor “death squad” series: was the Sunday Times led astray?

Events this year have raised an uncomfortable question about the Sunday Times’s award-winning Cato Manor “death squad” investigation of 2011 and 2012. Was the biggest paper in the country led astray in its investigation of KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Major-General Johan Booysen and his unit operating out of Cato Manor in Durban? The series of stories, […]

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