South African media in the spotlight #TheGathering

The Daily Maverick is hosting The Gathering, on August 3, to discuss issues facing South African media.

Among the speakers will be former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his former deputy Mcebisi Jonas, editors working on #GuptaLeaks, media moguls and successful entrepreneurs as well as the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

Google SA will be giving a talk on the day. Luke Mckend, country director at Google SA, speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about some of the issues they will be addressing.

The media is such a critical part of our democracy in making sure that people have access to information that is accurate, that really tells them about their world ...

Luke Mckend, Country Director at Google SA

People can only strive in an environment where there's lots of great information out there.

Luke Mckend, Country Director at Google SA

Google has the role to play to make sure that information we see is accurate and a true reflection of what is going on and that is one of the issues we need to discuss and how do we do that as best as we can.

Luke Mckend, Country Director at Google SA

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