The Broadcaster Has No Clothes

WHEN THE BILLBOARDS WENT UP AT OR TAMBO, Durban, and Cape Town International Airports at the end of March, they marked the first glimpse of what’s coming soon to a TV near you. Those larger-than-life faces beaming down are SABC’s international correspondents, reporting from bureaus in Jamaica, Senegal, Nigeria, China, Kenya, Harare, Sao Paolo, London, …

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On Paris, Pot and Ziggy Marley

WHEN PARIS HILTON ARRIVED IN SOUTH AFRICA two weeks ago, she posted a photograph of herself in a mini dress on Twitter, her long legs crossed high, seated atop her entire Louis Vuitton luggage set: a long trunk, and bag after luxurious bag, worth -- contents excluded -- more than the GDP of most small …

And Now for the Bad News

TSHIVIS TSHIVUADI SITS AMONG PILES OF THIN, tabloid-size newspapers that sprawl in alternating heights across his wooden desk. The general secretary of Journalists in Danger (JED), a not-for-profit group funded by various British, French and Swiss organisations, has a wide face and thick fingers. He sits under the fluorescent lights, shielded from the afternoon sun …

Out to Annoy

HE'S MADE MICKEY MOUSE a homosexual martyr, strapped Dick Cheney to General Electric's electric chair, slapped the pope onto a perforated condom wrapper and transformed Lady Liberty into a rifle-wielding madwoman. If Clinton Fein has annoyed you, pissed you off, offended your sensibilities, well, that's exactly what he meant to do. And he makes no …