South Africa is in desperate need of a strong, critically-minded and oppositional media.

If you like what we already do, and would like to give more strength to our arm, please consider becoming a full supporter of our publication. By doing so you will not just be backing us in our current work, but you will be part of building an ever-improving publication, better able to shift the broader public debate away from the many malign (and often very well-resourced) elements in our society.

It is run through a membership programme called Steady, designed and made in Germany, which is used by a number of the most innovative publications in that country. Payment is in US dollars, as there is not a facility for Rands.

There are three supporter options (see below) depending on what you feel you can afford.

We also have a multiple-member option for organisations, for which you would need to contact us directly to set it up.

Those who sign up will go onto our private supporter weekly emailing list, and will have certain privileges that will be rolled out over time.

Supporter fees can be paid on monthly basis or on a yearly basis, at a 20% discount. You can toggle between the two by choosing between the MONTHLY and ANNUAL options below.

Subscriptions can be effortlessly cancelled through Steady before the next payment is due.

If you have blocked third party cookies on your browser - or the three options are not displaying on your mobile - please go to our Steady page at

If you have any issues or questions please email us at [email protected] the URL you would expect.