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Reasons why Power FM fails to attract blacks

2014-12-22 18:00

The main reason why Power FM is failing to attract its target market - the young black middle class - is because it is pitched as competition to Talk Radio 702, writes Cameron Modisane.

Obama concerened over Egypt mass trials

2014-12-19 09:57

President Obama has spoken to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists and peaceful activists.

Diversify local media, says EFF

2014-12-16 17:35

The EFF will fight for the diversification of the local media, the party's elective conference in Bloemfontein has heard.

Concern over Sudan arrests

2014-12-12 18:32

The UN human rights office has expressed deep concern about the arrests of opposition figures and rights activists in Sudan.

M&G article mischievous says ANC

2014-12-12 11:52

A report that top newspapers are being punished for insulting President Jacob Zuma is mischievous, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa says.

SA failed Anni - UK media

2014-12-09 12:59
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Cleared of his wife's murder, Shrien Dewani is set to fly home as a free man to the UK, but how have the British reacted? News24 finds out.

Sanef condemns attacks on journalists

2014-12-08 21:56

The SA National Editors' Forum has condemned two incidents in which journalists have been assaulted.

Disclosure of Tshabalala's records legal - Unisa

2014-12-06 07:00
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The disclosure of SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala's academic records is above board and within the prescripts of the law, the University of SA says.

Committee's decision unfair – SABC chair lawyer

2014-12-05 14:30

The decision by Parliament’s communications portfolio committee to recommend SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala’s removal from office is “procedurally unfair”, her lawyer says.

MPs call for SABC chair Tshabalala's removal from office

2014-12-03 16:22
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Parliament's communications portfolio committee has unanimously resolved to call for SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala's removal from office.

Mozambique info bill welcomed

2014-12-01 22:02

The Mozambican Parliament's adoption of an access to information bill has been welcomed by the Media Institute of Southern Africa.

Weaver leaves Cape Times

2014-11-27 18:03

Cape Times assistant editor Tony Weaver will be leaving the newspaper immediately by mutual agreement, Independent Media says.

South Korea starts trial for Japanese journalist

2014-11-27 12:29

A trial has begun for a Japanese journalist charged with defaming South Korea's president by reporting rumours that she was absent for seven hours during a ferry disaster because she was with a man.

Independent Media announces senior appointments

2014-11-25 17:26

Independent Media has announced senior appointments at various publications across the country, as part of its strategy to reposition the company.

Celebrating SA success on the global stage – Naspers and Glencore

2014-11-25 16:14

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs whose businesses are in the news today.

Reporter escorted off ANN7's premises

2014-11-24 20:20

African News Network 7 would not answer questions about a tweet posted by one of its reporters that she was escorted from the company's premises.

Complaint against Carte Blanche dismissed

2014-11-24 11:30

A complaint against a Carte Blanche programme about the high fees charged by veterinarians has been dismissed by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA.

Moya's appointmet brings hope - ANC

2014-11-23 15:00

The appointment of Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya as editor of the Mercury newspaper showed Independent Media's commitment to media transformation, the ANC says.

Appointment shows media transformation - ANC

2014-11-22 18:09
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The appointment of Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya as editor of the Mercury newspaper showed Independent Media's commitment to media transformation, the ANC says.

Naspers selling Swiss online retailer - sources

2014-11-21 18:56

Naspers is selling its Swiss online retailer Ricardo in a deal potentially worth $413m, as the media giant focuses on emerging markets, according to two people.

Arrested journalists were visiting Sheryl Cwele

2014-11-20 21:10

Two Sunday Times journalists arrested after allegedly claiming to be relatives of an inmate were visiting convicted drug trafficker Sheryl Cwele.

Top SANDF official denies Nkandla-related report

2014-11-20 17:17

Lieutenant General Vejay Ramlakan has criticised a Beeld newspaper report which stated that he might go on early retirement following an SANDF probe into President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

Via Afrika CEO on global innovator list

2014-11-19 20:18

Christina Watson, CEO of Via Afrika, has been honoured as an innovator on the on the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 list.

Media24 shuts loss-making titles

2014-11-18 17:31

Media24 will close four of its KwaZulu-Natal community newspaper titles, the publishing group says.

 

Court reserves judgment in Motsoeneng matter

2014-12-19 11:30

The Western Cape High Court has reserved judgment in the matter involving the suspension of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Kenyan security law approved despite disruptions

2014-12-18 19:12

Kenya's parliament has approved new anti-terrorism laws in the face of vocal protests by some opposition lawmakers who said the measures threatened civil liberties and free speech.

M-Net apologises to Lotz family

2014-12-12 19:31

M-Net has apologised to the parents of murdered Stellenbosch student Inge Lotz for broadcasting a blurred image of her dead body in 2008, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Oscar wobbly story untrue - lawyer

2014-12-12 15:29

A report that Oscar Pistorius threw a "wobbly" when he heard that the State's application for leave to appeal his conviction was successful, is untrue, his lawyer says.

Misa condemns attacks on journalists

2014-12-11 06:05

The Media Institute of Southern Africa has condemned human rights violations against journalists in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Cartoonist in hot water over ‘homophobic’ Dewani tweet

2014-12-09 08:17

A cartoonist has landed in hot water after his offensive tweet about Shrien Dewani.

Blackstar makes offer for Times Media Group

2014-12-08 17:22

Times Media Group has appointed an independent board to consider an offer from investment company Blackstar, which has also made a deal with Tiso.

DA: Tshabalala trying to create doubt

2014-12-05 19:25
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SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala is trying to create doubt in the public domain to avoid suspension, the DA says.

I won't step down, says SABC chair Tshabalala

2014-12-05 12:55
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SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has refused to step down, saying she has done nothing wrong and that a particular political party has a vested interest to destroy her image.

Reporters held captive by EFF members - report

2014-12-04 11:38
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Two Daily Sun reporters were held captive, allegedly by Economic Freedom Fighters members during a protest in Nellmapius, Pretoria, it has been reported.

Newspaper group opens case of attempted murder against employee

2014-12-02 10:20

Independent Media has opened a case of attempted murder against one of its employees after he allegedly "viciously assaulted" a colleague.

Hofmeyr tweets up a storm

2014-11-27 18:03

Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr has tweeted that the setting aside in the Randburg Magistrate's Court of an interim protection order against puppeteer Conrad Koch, signals the end of freedom of expression.

Celebrating SA success on the global stage

2014-11-25 19:38

Alec Hogg looks at the global success of Koos Bekker and Ivan Glasenberg, two South African born and bred entrepreneurs.

Independent Media makes new appointments

2014-11-25 16:29

Ryland Fisher and Unathi Kondile will take up senior appointments at Independent Media.

Tencent drives profit increase at Naspers

2014-11-25 12:09

Naspers has reported a 22% increase in first-half earnings, helped by a strong contribution from Hong Kong-based internet business Tencent.

Exciting changes at News24

2014-11-24 19:11

Media24 has announced the appointment of a new editor for News24 and a move of its current editor to focus on an expansion programme into Africa.

Tshabalala: Committee distances itself from Davis

2014-11-24 07:23

Parliament's portfolio committee on communications has distanced itself from comments made by committee member Gavin Davis regarding calls for the immediate suspension of SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala.

Madonsela wants court clarity on her powers

2014-11-23 13:01

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has filed her application to contest a judgement that deemed her findings and remedial actions not binding.

KZN crime blackout - claim

2014-11-22 11:53

KwaZulu-Natal police reportedly are at the centre of a wide-scale public relations exercise in what appears to be a well-orchestrated media blackout to keep rampant crime out of the news.

Condom ad moved to later time - ASA

2014-11-21 12:41

An advertising agency has arranged that a commercial promoting condoms be rescheduled to air at times when children are not watching television, the Advertising Standards Authority of SA says.

BCCSA cannot make order on Inge Lotz pics

2014-11-20 18:18

Complaints about the broadcast of a blurred image of murdered Stellenbosch student Inge Lotz in 2008 cannot be taken further, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA has ruled.

Journalists arrested in Durban prison

2014-11-20 14:16

Two journalists have been arrested at Durban's Westville Prison after pretending to be relatives of an inmate.

Media barred from Nkandla hearings

2014-11-19 17:42

The media has been barred from the disciplinary hearings of two public works officials in relation to spending on Nkandla, the Public Servants Association says.

Officials want media ban at Nkandla hearings

2014-11-16 15:57
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Eleven public works officials facing disciplinary hearings in relation to spending on Nkandla have requested that media be barred from the hearings due to security concerns.

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