The best quotes of the week

2016-05-27 22:27

A selection of quotes from some of the week's local stories.

Zuma v Gordhan narrative is 'toxic' - Presidency

2016-05-27 14:55

The Presidency has condemned what it called a "toxic narrative" in the media about a war between President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

SABC will no longer broadcast destruction of public property

2016-05-27 10:42

The SABC says it will no longer broadcast footage of people destroying public property during protests as this will encourage other communities to do the same.

Colombia says 2 more journalists missing

2016-05-24 21:23

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says two additional journalists are missing in a lawless part of the country where security forces are already hunting for a Spanish journalist.

Gordhan tops Parliament fracas in media coverage

2016-05-22 16:21

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has garnered more media coverage than the fight in Parliament this week, media monitoring company ROi Africa says, adding that US presidential candidates dominated the international news outlook.

Two Indian reporters shot dead

2016-05-14 22:02

Gunmen have shot dead two journalists in 24 hours in separate incidents in eastern India, police and local reports say.

ICYMI: Here are the best quotes of the week

2016-05-13 21:38

"It was not a moment of spitefulness, or dickness. The act was not about the waitress." Here are a few quotes from some of the week's major local stories.

Court rules amaBhungane can publish Maharaj testimony from secret inquiry

2016-05-12 19:30

The High Court in Pretoria has struck down the NPA's refusal to allow the amaBhungane investigative journalism centre to publish the record of testimony given by former presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj in a secret inquiry.

Former Cape Times editor to lodge fresh complaint

2016-05-11 16:53

Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois intends to lodge a complaint with the Press Ombudsman following two articles published about the settlement of the case between herself and Independent Newspapers, her lawyers say.

Independent Newspapers 'vindicated' by settlement

2016-05-09 14:38

Independent Newspapers says its settlement with former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois "vindicates" the company’s position.


Political parties condemn SABC 'censorship'

2016-05-27 17:31

Political parties have condemned the SABC's decision to limit the broadcasting of protests.

Judgment reserved on media's bid to access Nkandla hearings

2016-05-27 13:42

Judgment has been reserved in a high court bid by the media to access the disciplinary hearings of govt officials fingered by the SIU over their role in the building of Nkandla.

Hammaskraal residents chase journalists away

2016-05-25 16:15

Journalists covering unrest in Hammanskraal have become targets of the community's anger, with one reporter having been stripped of her notebook and chased away from the area.

Herbst: State-controlled media transformation – costing taxpayers billions

2016-05-24 19:20

Transformation of the SABC in the ANC’s successful pursuit of controlling “all the levers of power” has cost taxpayers R1.5bn, says an analyst.

Sunday Times 'twisted' facts on child rescued from life of abuse – Mapisa-Nqakula

2016-05-22 15:36

Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has replied to a Sunday Times report.

Satirical report that I was shot, not funny – Madonsela

2016-05-13 23:08

A story published on a satire website reporting that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was in hospital after being shot wasn’t amusing, she said on Friday.

Media24, GCIS launch "historic" partnership

2016-05-13 11:47

Media24 and the Government Communication and Information System have launched a "groundbreaking" partnership focusing on training and development.

ANC welcomes SABC 90% local music decision

2016-05-11 21:47

The African National Congress has welcomed the decision of the South African Broadcasting Corporation to play 90% local music on their stations.

PIC CEO: We wanted a Naspers for black people

2016-05-10 14:40

The Public Investment Corporation decided to invest in Independent Media to give black people a chance to create a second Naspers, says CEO Daniel Matjila.

I would not do things differently - former Cape Times editor

2016-05-09 13:17

Independent Newspapers has retracted all allegations of racism against former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois and paid her a settlement for unfair dismissal.

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