To debate is more important than to win


30 SEP 2007 Rapule Tabane writes of the diversity among black voices (Mail & Guardian, September 21 2007) but after reading his article I was left with more questions than answers. Questions such as: What shade of opinion accurately reflects the media? How is it that the “many shades of opinion” and “many unwinnable debates” … More To debate is more important than to win

Media chooses who to respect


(This article was first published in The Star newspaper, Johannesburg on September 20, 2007) By Mukoni Ratshitanga A high school incident in the early 1990s has remained frozen in my mind. A history teacher invited an archaeologist to lecture on one of South Africa’s pre-colonial polities. The lecture included photographs of human skeletons which the archaeologist … More Media chooses who to respect