As we celebrate Press Freedom Day, we must reflect on the state of journalism

Don't be silent when journalists are threatened or prevented from doing their job or are themselves in the wrong

19 October 2021 - 08:45
By Themba Sepotokele

Aggrey Klaaste was no ordinary journalist. He was a revered and respected newspaperman and editor, notably of Sowetan where I cut my teeth as a cub reporter under his editorship nearly three decades ago. He was a cut above the rest and his peers and colleagues like Joe Thloloe, Thami Mazwai and Joe Latakgomo have on different occasions shared their experiences with the visionary editor. They have often used the might of the pen not only to communicate and converse with the world, but to bring apartheid to its knees.

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