ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA

Daily Sun is SA's best-read newspaper

2014-10-01 13:02

The Daily Sun newspaper has a readership of 5.6 million, even though its circulation has declined, according to Ads24 and the newspaper.

Haffajee shares international press freedom award

2014-10-01 06:01

City Press editor-in-chief Ferial Haffajee has been named one of the recipients of this year's International Press Freedom Award by the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

Ex-Cape Times editor files papers in court

2014-09-27 07:00

Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois has filed papers in the Labour Court following her dismissal.

Local title readership grows - Media24

2014-09-23 15:54

Readership of Media24's local newspaper titles increased by 1.2 million, according to research released.

FPB fires employees for stealing porn movie

2014-09-23 12:45

The Film and Publication Board has dismissed two employees after they tried to steal unclassified pornographic movie, Bush Pie 3, the organisation says.

SA politics must go on Noakes diet - editor

2014-09-18 21:54

South African politics needs to go on the "Noakes diet" and become more meaty, Times Media editor-at-large and author Ray Hartley says.

Special 'township' paper for Cape

2014-09-18 16:55

A newspaper for Western Cape townships will be launched at the end of September, it has been announced.

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.

 

Nkandla project manager 'won't take the hit'

2014-10-01 10:16
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The public works department's Nkandla project manager says he is determined not to take the fall for somebody else's transgression relating to the R246m upgrade.

Beware of media censorship - US ambassador

2014-09-30 18:59

SA has to be wary of attempts to censor the media such as SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's recent suggestion that journalists be licensed, US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard says.

Parly, media serve same boss - Mbete

2014-09-24 12:50

Parliament and the media both have the responsibility to work correctly for the same "boss", National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says.

DA urges SABC chair not to resign

2014-09-23 13:42

The DA has urged SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala not to resign and rather face a parliamentary inquiry that she lied about her qualification.

Newspapers ordered to apologise to Kasrils

2014-09-19 11:04

The Press Ombudsman has ordered the Sunday Times and The Times newspapers to apologise to former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils for a story about the spy tapes.

Politicians not sufficiently reprimanded - Hartley

2014-09-18 20:48

South Africa has seen a number of corruption scandals since 1994 because politicians are not sufficiently reprimanded at the time, former Sunday Times editor and author Ray Hartley says.

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.

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