How Far Have We Come?

I am a walking fruit of freedom: a black female editor working at a national newspaper owned by one of a growing generation of African entrepreneurs. A creature like me would have been unimaginable 10 years ago, when the South African media was largely white and male. Also unthinkable back then was the idea that a South African presidential election could be met with widespread indifference. But this one has been. On talk radio and in the street, people seem more concerned with soccer than with who's going to win at the polls. From a journalist's perspective, it's been dull, dull,...

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