Zuma, Gordhan dominate media coverage

2016-11-06 16:53

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Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan dominated news media across the country this week, according to media monitoring company ROi Africa.

Gordhan and National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams had the lion's share of social media attention this week.

According to statistics for the week, Zuma and the ANC had 11.9% of news coverage, while Gordhan was a close second with 11%.

"The state capture report comes in at third place followed by Shaun Abrahams.  These stories combined bring 40% of our news coverage over seven days. Fees Must Fall is smaller than Eskom over the same period," ROi's managing director, Tonya Khoury, said in a statement.

"Gordhan tops the social media conversation, leaving Abrahams in second place. Eskom and Brian Molefe are only slightly smaller than the state capture report, largely due to the #SaxonwoldShebeen hashtag bombarding social media."

In international news, US presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump came up tops, taking up 42.2% and 37.8% of coverage respectively.

Halloween came in third, at 10.8% of the coverage.

The data was gathered from 206 million global social networks, 89 000 global online newspapers, thousands of printed publications in South Africa and the rest of Africa, and 76 South African radio and TV stations.

Read more on:    jacob zuma  |  pravin ­gordhan  |  media  |  state capture report  |  politics

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