Suspended Aguma 'central and complicit' to SABC dire straits - DA

2017-05-27 13:12

The DA on Saturday welcomed the suspension of SABC acting group CEO James Aguma, saying he was “central and complicit” to the dire straits the public broadcaster is facing.

Fake news poses threat to mainstream media - minister

2017-05-24 19:54

While the jury is still out on what exactly constitutes "fake news", the peddling of untruths is not a new phenomenon in South Africa, and the fourth estate needs to work harder than ever to prove its credibility, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says.

We're not a corrupt group, says Dlodlo

2017-05-24 18:02

It is unfair for people to peddle the story that all the ministers who were brought in with President Jacob Zuma's last Cabinet reshuffle were a "corrupt group", Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has said.

SA government 'working together with oppressive media regimes'

2017-05-23 20:22

South Africa has media agreements with countries which, according to the international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders, practice press censorship and oppress independent media.

Naspers said to consider sale of Africa Pay-TV business

2017-05-18 19:34

Naspers is considering the sale of its pay-TV business in Africa as sluggish economic expansion in key markets stifles growth, according to people familiar with the matter.

Documents 'going missing' at the SABC

2017-05-17 22:39

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has struggled to get information about the SABC’s finances out of the broadcaster, she has told a Scopa meeting.

Call for Nat Nakasa Award entries

2017-05-15 17:14

The South African National Editors' Forum and the Nieman Society of Southern Africa have called for nominations for the 2017 Nat Nakasa Award for Media Integrity.

New SABC board tackles costly Motsoeneng mess

2017-05-14 07:48

The SABC has 164 people working in its TV licence department, yet the corporation has been outsourcing TV licence fee collection to a company that has been underperforming.

Dlodlo seeking long term for cash-strapped SABC

2017-05-11 15:33

While she doesn't want to divulge how much the SABC wants for a bailout, communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo is looking for a lasting solution for the SABC's money problems.

Motsoeneng's hearing to take place next Wednesday

2017-05-10 19:34

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing following his media conference on April 19 has been set.


Good governance non-negotiable, says Dlodlo

2017-05-26 21:15

Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has highlighted good governance when she presented her first budget in the portfolio.

Motsoeneng loses another battle as Labour Court dismisses case

2017-05-24 19:13

Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has suffered another defeat when the Labour Court dismissed his application.

Court to rule on barring media from reporting on Karabo murder-accused bail application

2017-05-24 11:50

The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court will rule on whether media will be allowed to report on the bail application of Karabo Mokoena murder-accused, Sandile Mantsoe.

SOS Coalition wants SABC boss Aguma investigated

2017-05-19 20:41

A civil society group has joined calls for an investigation into acting SABC CEO James Aguma.

Motsoeneng loses bid to have disciplinary hearing, CCMA process merged

2017-05-18 18:10

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's application to have his disciplinary hearing collapsed into a CCMA process has been denied.

Why the role of the media is so important to free and fair elections in Africa

2017-05-17 09:18

Media coverage of elections is changing as the industry adopts new practices and politicians become more invested in their personal brands. But can the press remain objective?

Buhle vs Gigabytes

2017-05-14 09:06

A confidante of Nomachule 'Noma' Gigaba, wife of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, says she is convinced that the interview Noma gave to TV news station eNCA was a 'set-up' calculated to inflict 'political damage' on her husband.

Union, artists call for SABC's 90% local content policy to remain

2017-05-11 19:47

The SABC's interim board needs to engage in open consultations with relevant entertainment industry role players before deciding to scrap the 90% local content policy, the Creative Workers Union of SA says.

SABC can't meet its financial obligations - Minister

2017-05-10 22:55

Communications minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the cash-strapped SABC made a loss of R509m in Q4 of its financial year and can't meet all its financial obligations.

SABC in financial crisis, admits acting CEO

2017-05-10 18:50

Acting SABC CEO James Aguma has admitted to the parliamentary portfolio committee on communications that the institution is in a financial crisis.

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