There seems to be a lot of frightening legislation doing the rounds, which naturally means some drafts don’t get the attention they deserve. But, not to be alarmist or anything, you need to have a look at the proposed new law on public broadcasting. Seriously.

Everything you’ve heard about the minister of communications being given too much power is absolutely true. As Media Monitoring Africa’s William Bird put it, “the minister is given powers Superman would wish he had”. It’s a colourful way of putting it, but true.