Gordhan, Joburg mayor dominate SA news

2016-08-28 10:30

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan and the election of the new Johannesburg mayor dominated the news this week, media monitoring company ROi Africa says.

Egypt TV host shuns Twitter after pro-president poll fiasco

2016-08-26 17:20

An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favour of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi backfired.

SABC must pay back the money - Solidarity

2016-08-25 20:28

Trade union Solidarity wants the SABC’s submission on why it should not pay the fees it incurred defending a group of fired reporters, to be held in open court.

Zambia regulator suspends three private broadcasters

2016-08-24 08:27

Authorities in Zambia have suspended the licenses of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month's presidential election.

New SABC CEO slams 'chaos' critics

2016-08-23 11:53

New SABC CEO James Aguma has denied that there’s “chaos” at the public broadcaster, while a board member told MPs there is no financial crisis.

Judge refuses appeal to bar media from Nkandla disciplinary hearings

2016-08-18 21:03

The media has been granted access to the disciplinary hearings of 12 Department of Public Works officials accused of acting unlawfully in their roles in the improvement of President Jacob Zuma's R246m Nkandla homestead.

Behind the City Sun website: The rise of fake news sites in South Africa

2016-08-18 14:15

South Africa has seen a sharp rise in the number of fake news websites in the last year, promoting stories ranging from humorous, sensational, and biased, to just plain propaganda.

R2K slams attacks on media freedom in southern Africa

2016-08-16 16:35

Media advocacy group Right2Know has expressed concern over the recent attacks on press freedom in some southern African countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.

Trump: From 'crooked Hillary' to 'crooked media'

2016-08-14 21:24

Donald Trump, clearly angered by news reports that he has grown depressed and sullen over his fading presidential prospects, has issued some of his sharpest attacks on the media.

SABC deal with 'Gupta connected' businessman questioned

2016-08-14 15:35

A businessman described as politically connected - also socially with a Gupta associate - allegedly could earn R383.5m from an SABC deal, reports the Sunday Times.


Broadcaster shuts down for hour and asks viewers to exercise

2016-08-27 14:29

One of Britain's leading broadcasters has blacked out its programs for an hour in the hope of spurring viewers to get some exercise.

Gupta Media’s questions after 'Biznews fingered' by Indi – and our response

2016-08-26 16:45

Alec Hogg answers an email from a Gupta Media reporter requesting a response to allegations about an alleged conspiracy to discredit Iqbal Survé.

Terry Bell slams Iqbal Survé's dirty tricks 'exposé'

2016-08-25 10:30

The so-called dirty tricks campaign against Independent News Media is an example of sloppy propaganda which discredits investigative journalism, says Terry Bell.

EXCLUSIVE: SABC allegedly pays executive millions in settlement agreement

2016-08-23 12:52

A Gauteng TV sales account executive at the SABC has allegedly been paid a multi-million rand settlement after he was suspended last year.

Herbst: Wasted millions – Corruption flourishes as investigative journalism flounders

2016-08-22 08:59

Ed Herbst looks at the position of investigative journalism in SA and the extent to which pervasive corruption has been allowed to flourish on the watch of the ANC.

Egypt takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weight

2016-08-18 20:00

Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster's chief has said, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators.

Sanef chair Gallens joins News24

2016-08-18 13:23

SABC deputy political editor Mahlatse Gallens to join News24 as political editor.

SABC overseas trips must be approved by minister

2016-08-16 13:32

Any SABC journalists wishing to travel internationally for work must have their trips approved by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi, it has emerged.

Elections, coalition talks dominate media coverage

2016-08-14 18:15

Elections and the coalition talks dominated news coverage in South Africa this week, while the not-so-silent #RememberKhwezi story made a bigger splash than the Olympics on social media, according to media monitoring company ROi Africa.

ANCWL condemns US media's speculation on Semenya's gender

2016-08-14 12:12

The ANCWL has condemned speculation by international media on the sexual orientation of South African gold medallist Caster Semenya as being aimed at humiliating and demoralising the athlete ahead of her big race.

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