ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA

Is Oscar Pistorius really writing a book?

2014-09-16 11:40

Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means.

Is Oscar Pistorius really writing a book?

2014-09-16 09:14

Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means.

Lonmin employee ordered to apologise

2014-09-15 14:49

A senior Lonmin employee had to apologise at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry for describing Amcu's president as a liar on national radio.

Aggressive people react differently to media violence

2014-09-12 14:14

A study found that people who have aggressive traits to begin with will process violent media in a very different way compared to non-aggressive people.

Ombudsman dismisses Jub Jub complaint

2014-09-10 21:08

The Press Ombudsman has dismissed a complaint by convicted murderer Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye's family against the Sunday Sun.

Oscar's TV trial setting precedent for media - Booth

2014-09-09 05:00

Televising Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial will hopefully open the gates to screening other important cases, even those of rape, defence lawyer William Booth has said.

Cele heads to ConCourt over media

2014-09-04 22:09

Former police commissioner Bheki Cele plans to approach the Constitutional Court, apparently to stop politicians being defamed by the media.

SABC COO Motsoeneng earned R2.8m

2014-09-03 13:00

SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng earned R2.87m in 2013, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has said.

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
244 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.

 

Is Oscar cashing-in on Reeva's death?

2014-09-16 09:33

Oscar Pistorius is writing a book detailing his side of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Cybershrink deciphers what it all means.

Fresh plan to commercialise Sapa

2014-09-16 06:00

The SA Press Association will be reconstituted and commercially revamped to become a modern fully multimedia provider of news coverage, its board has announced.

Moneyweb struggles to gain traction

2014-09-15 13:15

Results show that Moneyweb is scrambling to hold its own among the offerings of big time media rivals like Naspers, Times Media and Independent Newspapers.

Pistorius dominates headlines, social media

2014-09-11 08:26

Headlines, jokes and opinions about Oscar Pistorius are dominating newspapers and social media, ahead of judgment in his murder trial.

Madonsela thanks SA for award

2014-09-10 11:09
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Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has expressed gratitude for being voted "South African of the Year" by a top media organisation.

Independent sets up panel to probe hate speech

2014-09-05 07:33

Independent Media says it is planning to set up an advisory panel to investigate public hate speech on its websites.

Drum must apologise to 'Jub Jub' over prison sex article

2014-09-03 18:55

The Press Ombudsman has ordered Drum magazine to publish front page apologies to convicted murderer Molemo "Jub Jub" Maarohanye and Zenith Mia.

ISIS claims to behead second US reporter

2014-09-02 20:02
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The Islamic State (ISIS) has released a video showing a masked militant beheading another American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive.

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.

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