#FeesMustFall and #Motsoeneng top SA headlines

2016-10-09 17:06


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Johannesburg - University fees protests and the controversy over former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng continued to dominate headlines this week, Media monitoring organisation ROi Africa said on Sunday.

"FeesMustFall is the largest story by almost 20%, followed by Hlaudi Motsoeneng," said ROi managing director Tonya Khoury in a statement.

Stories involving political parties, the EFF and ANC, together took an 18%  proportion of local news.

However, the resignation of Danny Jordaan from Port Elizabeth politics garnered only a 1.76% slice of news coverage.

Shoprite head Whitey Basson's R100m pay cheque was a new entry, capturing 5.3% of interest – as was Anglo Gold Ashanti chair Sipho Pityana's call for President Jacob Zuma.

On social media, ongoing university protests made up almost three quarters of all comment.

"All other stories pale in comparison," Khoury said.

Internationally, Hurricane Matthew and particularly its deadly impact in Haiti made up half of all news coverage.

Stories relating to American presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton garnered just under a quarter of all global headlines.

Celebrity news about a Paris robbery involving Kim Kardashian as well as the divorce of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt also featured in world media.

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