Publishers are citing tough financial circumstances as the reason for retrenchments, blaming the shift to online consumption of news. Instead of seeking new business models, journalists are being laid off.
Thandeka Mzimela fell off a ladder and drowned in Durban’s sea two years ago. But the company allegedly failed to provide her grieving husband with her cause of death report despite his repeated requests for information.
In a 2017 report, the South African Law Reform Commission declared that decriminalising sex work in South Africa ‘could create an extremely dangerous cultural shift’. ‘New Frame’ looks at the cost of the status quo and asks sex workers what they want.