ANC-linked group to start paper

2010-07-06 10:11

Johannesburg - The Gupta Group, which has close links to the ANC, will launch a new national daily newspaper in September, Business Day reported on Tuesday.

The daily, called The New Age, will be edited by former Business Day journalist Vuyo Mvoko.

Former minister in the presidency, Essop Pahad, was one of the people behind the new newspaper.

Pahad also publishes The Thinker magazine, also a Gupta Group product.

He said the newspaper "is not, and will not be, affiliated (to) the ANC".