Adjunct Professor of Journalism and Director of the Wits Radio Academy, University of the Witwatersrand
Franz Krüger is Adjunct Professor, Head of the Department of Journalism at Wits University and director of the Wits Radio Academy. He also serves as a member of the SA Press Council. A journalist of some 30 years’ experience, he has worked in print and radio in Namibia, South Africa and the UK and has served as ombud of the Mail & Guardian. He is the author of Black, white and grey: ethics in SA journalism and The Radio Journalism Toolkit, and has written many peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and other publications in the fields of radio, ethics and other journalism topics.
Beyond the choreographed photo opportunities and big rallies, there is a local dimension to South Africas election campaign that is going largely unnoticed by the national media. As a result, important insights into...