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Naspers arts journalist blows the whistle

“From refusing to make a submission to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission about its complicity in propping up Apartheid to forcing journalists to endorse the National Party as part of their employment contracts, Naspers has remarkably survived its odious past. Not only survived, but thrived, as one of the 21st Century’s biggest global media players. In a recently published book, former arts journalist Gabriël Bothma explores how some writers and editors attempted to navigate the dubious ideology and slavish propaganda”

READ Marianne Thamm’s review of by Gabriël Bothma’s Brothers in Armchairs: Post-apartheid cultural struggles at Die Burger