ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA

Naspers delivers solid performance

2014-08-29 15:24

Naspers’ strategy has remained one of organic growth of existing businesses and limited acquisitions that add value to the group, says chair Ton Vosloo.

Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs

2014-08-29 13:08

A suggestion by Singapore's public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider 'debarking' their pets has raised animal lovers' hackles and prompted much ridicule on social media.

Metro FM xenophobia complaint dismissed

2014-08-27 12:46

Complaints that remarks on a Metro FM current affairs show encouraged xenophobia have been dismissed by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA.

Report of SSA misleading - govt

2014-08-26 22:18

A weekend report on the State Security Agency employing the children of ministers and politically connected people is misleading, government says.

Muthambi silent on Motsoeneng's fate

2014-08-26 13:57

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she could not reveal her plans regarding SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng because the DA would use the information to bolster its legal challenge to his appointment.

Sale of Paarl Media stake cancelled

2014-08-22 15:27

A minority shareholder in the Paarl Media Group, in which Media24 has a majority stake, has decided to withdraw the sale of his put shares.

Many media outlets pro-ANC - Harber

2014-08-22 05:00

Many media outlets in South Africa support the African National Congress, professor Anton Harber said on Thursday.

Media24 launches Afrikaans news website

2014-08-21 19:43

Media24 has launched an Afrikaans news website, which is a blend of Beeld, Die Burger, Volksblad and Rapport, expecting to reach over 100 000 consumers daily.

Madonsela's report on Motsoeneng binding - lawyer

2014-08-20 21:17

The remedial action Public Protector Thuli Madonsela set out in her report on SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is binding, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Executed US reporter was with Anton Hammerl in Libya

2014-08-20 16:01

US journalist James Foley, who was apparently beheaded by Islamic State militants, was with SA photographer Anton Hammerl when he was killed in Libya in 2011, and said he'll "regret that day for the rest of my life".

There’s no such thing as a 10-page website

2014-08-19 18:47

Chemory Gunko gives four simple reasons why, when it comes to websites, going bigger is better.

DA tells ANC: Attacking editor won’t help

2014-08-19 18:24
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Attacking Beeld editor Adriaan Basson will not make the scandal on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home go away, the DA says.

ANC: Beeld editor campaigning against Zuma

2014-08-19 15:31
247 comments

The ANC has accused Beeld editor Adriaan Basson of campaigning to get rid of President Jacob Zuma.

Special ceremony to welcome Nakasa's remains

2014-08-19 13:15

A special ceremony is to be held at King Shaka International Airport in Durban to welcome the remains of anti-apartheid journalist, Nat Nakasa, who died in the US in 1965.

South Sudan shuts key radio station

2014-08-18 14:15

Security forces in South Sudan have shut one of the country's main independent radio stations and arrested its news editor after it broadcast rebel views, the station says.

Cape Talk complaint not upheld - BCCSA

2014-08-16 18:58

A complaint that the Harley Carnes US Report, which was broadcast on Cape Talk, is one-sided has not been upheld, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA says.

Media now free to name Griekwastad killer

2014-08-15 17:19

Three newspapers have identified the teenager convicted of a triple murder in Griekwastad in the Northern Cape on the day of his 18th birthday.

Family saw Marikana victim in newspaper

2014-08-13 14:45

The family of a Marikana mineworker killed in the August 2012 unrest had initially identified him in pictures published in the Daily Sun newspaper, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mthethwa to bring back Nakasa's remains

2014-08-12 14:42

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has led a delegation to the US to bring back the remains of renowned anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa.

Sapa's future to be known soon

2014-08-11 16:37

A decision on the future of the SA Press Association will be announced soon, says board chair Tim du Plessis.

Newspaper apologises for Motsoeneng story

2014-08-08 12:14

The New Age has apologised for an article headlined "No need to punish Hlaudi", saying it was incorrectly attributed to SABC board chair Ellen Tshabalala.

Pensioners sue Times Media Group

2014-08-08 10:15

A David and Goliath battle could be fought by pensioners against the Times Media Group, which publishes the Sunday Times and Business Day.

Obama: Egypt should release Al Jazeera journos

2014-08-07 10:14

US President Barack Obama has called for the release of three Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to prison in Egypt for allegedly defaming the country.

Minister subpoenaed over Motsoeneng appointment

2014-08-06 19:57

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has subpoenaed Communications Minister Faith Muthambi as part of her investigation into the permanent appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as SABC COO.

Muthambi: SABC broadcasts a variety of news

2014-08-06 12:14

The SABC broadcasts a variety of news that helps deepen democracy, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has said.

 

ASA upholds consumer complaint

2014-08-29 13:09

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a consumer's complaint that advertising on Fourways Gardens Plumbing's website is misleading.

Moody's affirms Naspers' outlook stable

2014-08-27 17:39

Moody's has affirmed the Baa3 local currency long term issuer rating of Naspers and the Baa3 senior unsecured rating issued by Myriad International Holdings.

Two more firms have their eye on Sapa

2014-08-27 08:40

Two companies have expressed interest in acquiring the news agency operations of the SA Press Association.

Moneyweb anticipates headline loss

2014-08-26 18:05

Moneyweb Holdings has advised shareholders in a Sens report that it anticipates a headline loss and loss per share for the twelve months ended June 30 2014.

Sekunjalo has bold plans for Sapa

2014-08-25 20:30

Sekunjalo Investment Holdings has made a bid to buy the SA Press Association, with participation by other media houses to help establish a new syndication service.

Media too mainstream - Harber

2014-08-22 07:40

Diversity in newsroom demographics, management and ownership is greater than 20 years ago, but there is a lack of diversity in content, professor Anton Harber says.

Ad body rejects complaint against Teazers

2014-08-21 21:23

The Advertising Standards Authority of SA has dismissed a complaint against a Teazers advertisement allegedly mocking people with bipolar disorder, the authority says.

Media24 launches Afrikaans news website

2014-08-21 18:57

Media24 has launched a national Afrikaans news website, an amalgamation of news from four of its titles, it says.

Madonsela, Muthambi tackle SABC appointment

2014-08-20 18:57

A way to address the alleged irregular appointment of SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been agreed upon, the public protector and communications minister say.

'Native from nowhere' welcomed home

2014-08-19 21:12

Nat Nakasa's repatriation has served as a sad reminder of the harsh racial politics of the past, but also as an opportunity to celebrate SA's democratic advances, Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Motsoeneng was headhunted - lawyer

2014-08-19 18:24

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng was headhunted by the broadcaster and it is, therefore, incorrect to say he misrepresented himself to obtain a position, his lawyer says.

Nakasa receives hero's welcome

2014-08-19 16:26

Anti-apartheid journalist Nathaniel Nakasa's mortal remains have arrived at Durban's King Shaka International Airport accompanied by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

SABC's Motsoeneng dishonest - DA

2014-08-19 14:29

Determining whether SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng lied about his qualifications is the golden thread of an application to have his appointment set aside, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Zimbabwe police beat opposition protesters

2014-08-18 17:22

Zimbabwe police have beaten and arrested opposition activists and a journalist during a rally as regional leaders met for a key summit.

Somali journos urge fair trial for colleagues

2014-08-18 10:33

Somalia's journalist union has urged the government to ensure a fair trial of three colleagues arrested when security forces stormed a major radio station for 'negative' broadcasts.

Somali security forces shut radio station

2014-08-15 22:22

Somali security forces have stormed one of Mogadishu's main radio stations arresting 20 staff members and seizing equipment.

Naspers disappointed by Fitch ratings downgrade

2014-08-13 18:59

Naspers does not agree with ratings agency Fitch's rating downgrade, according to Meloy Horn, head of investor relations at Naspers.

Naspers debt 'small compared to value of investment'

2014-08-13 12:10

The debt of Naspers is very small compared to the value of its investment, an expert says regarding Fitch's downgrade of the tech firm on unsecured debt.

Sars reports false, defamatory - lawyer

2014-08-11 18:54

The lawyer who laid a complaint against Sars group executive Johann van Loggenberg after their relationship ended has called media reports false and defamatory.

Read all about it: News you can wear

2014-08-10 11:15

Even if you don't open a newspaper, turn on a television, log on to a computer or pull out a smartphone, you can get news -- from wearable technology.

2 French journalists arrested in Indonesia

2014-08-08 10:37

Indonesian police have arrested two French journalists who were reporting on the separatist movement in the restive region of Papua, police and embassy officials say.

Motsoeneng may sue, claims smear campaign

2014-08-08 08:53
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SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is considering suing Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for crimen injuria, and says the case against him is politically motivated, according to an affidavit.

SABC board chair defends Motsoeneng

2014-08-07 09:07
172 comments

There is no need to punish SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng for a lie he told 19 years ago, the chairperson of the SABC board has reportedly said in court papers.

Newspaper ordered to withdraw Oscar ad

2014-08-06 16:00

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a newspaper advert by an advertising company referring to Oscar Pistorius being sent for psychiatric evaluation must be withdrawn.

Jasa wants porn off South African TV

2014-08-06 07:36

The Justice Alliance of SA has filed papers in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town to challenge Icasa's decision to allow three pornographic channels to be broadcast on TV after 20:00.

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