This paper seeks to investigate the experiences of Afrikaans journalists in the Naspers Afrikaans Newspapers such as Beeld and the Burger through oral history interviews. The focus is on how journalists operated and perceived their work in relation to governmental censorship laws, and the democratic transition of South Africa from 1985-1999. In this the research highlights how Afrikaans journalist culture was shaped by a context of formal and informal censorship during the 1980s, and in which ways this changed during the democratic transition.
Johard Heyl
Johard is a South African Citizen studying at Central European University in Vienna, Austria. Currently he is studying a Bachelors degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Johard´s areas of interests are History and Philosophy.

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