ARTICLES RELATING TO MEDIA

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.

Hlaudi standing in for SABC acting CEO

2014-11-16 13:35

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has not been appointed acting group CEO as reported by some newspapers, a spokesperson says.

The future of newspapers might lie in its past

2014-11-16 09:24

What is killing the newspaper is really people’s needs for individual expression, argues Chris Kanyane.

Sanef concerned over 'censorship' of Parly feed

2014-11-14 14:46

The SA National Editors' Forum expressed concern at interference with the audio and visual feed in Parliament whenever there are disruptions.

SA TV tech presenter hits the big time

2014-11-13 09:40

Local TV personality Ndoni Khanyile will be spreading her wings as she embarks on an international career with Al Jazeera.

MPs feel vindicated over Tshabalala ruling

2014-11-12 14:02

MPs felt vindicated by the Western Cape High Court ruling refusing SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala an order to halt the continuation of a parliamentary inquiry into her qualifications.

Media24 makes new appointments

2014-11-12 13:45

Media24' announced that Ishmet Davidson has been appointed as general manager of news and Lisa MacLeod from the Financial Times will also join the media house.

Marcel Golding: I’m being railroaded for rejecting political instructions to e.tv

2014-11-12 09:56

Two days after the shock disclosure on Sens that executive chairman Marcel Golding was being ousted from the HCI group, his side of the story is starting to surface.

No Cele court papers filed since 2012 - presidency

2014-11-10 05:05

No affidavit or court papers relating to the sacking of former police commissioner Bheki Cele has been filed by president Jacob Zuma since 2012, the presidency says.

Case against Sowetan opened after 'whites only' article

2014-11-07 14:11
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The owner of a Limpopo building which allegedly has segregated toilets has opened a case of defamation against the Sowetan newspaper.

Twitter suspends David Bullard

2014-11-07 10:07

Controversial columnist David Bullard has been suspended from popular social network Twitter, but says he expects to be back on Twitter soon.

Puppet ignores Steve Hofmeyr court order

2014-11-06 10:48
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Comedian and ventriloquist Conrad Koch is still tweeting about Steve Hofmeyr, despite the Afrikaans singer securing an interim protection order against him.

Vosloo: ANC wants to be Big Brother

2014-11-05 15:51

South Africa's independent press will find it harder to preserve its media freedom under the ANC government in the coming years, Naspers chairperson Ton Vosloo has said.

Parliament not within its rights, court told

2014-11-03 16:19

Lawyers for embattled SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala have asked the Western Cape High Court to rule that Parliament is conducting a disciplinary inquiry against her and has no right to do so.

 

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.

Newspaper apologises for Cele article

2014-11-16 14:09

The Sunday Independent has apologised for a story it carried last week about President Jacob Zuma's court papers relating to the sacking of former police commissioner Bheki Cele.

Hlaudi standing in for SABC acting CEO

2014-11-16 13:34

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has not been appointed acting group CEO as reported by some newspapers, a spokesperson says.

2002 Zim election not free or fair - report

2014-11-15 14:05
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A report by two South African judges, which found the Zimbabwe elections of 2002 not to be free or fair, has been made public following a lengthy legal battle.

Naspers, rivals find way to work together

2014-11-14 14:38

Naspers has found a great way to work together and combine forces with its rivals in other countries, according to CEO Bob van Dijk.

Muthambi not yet in a position to comment

2014-11-12 22:18

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she is not yet in a position to comment on the Western Cape High Court ruling against SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala.

Xi says US journalists to blame for visa denials

2014-11-12 14:01

Chinese President Xi Jinping suggested US news organisations had themselves to blame for Beijing not granting journalist visas, in response to a rare unscripted question from a foreign reporter.

SABC chair loses court battle against MPs

2014-11-12 11:26
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SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has lost her court bid to halt a parliamentary inquiry into whether she lied about her qualifications.

Court to rule on probe into SABC chair

2014-11-12 09:46

The Western Cape High Court is expected to rule on the inquiry by Parliament’s communications committee into SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala’s academic qualifications.

Editors' forum welcomes review of e.tv practices

2014-11-09 19:58

The decision by e.tv to review its editorial management practices has been welcomed by the SA National Editors' Forum.

Snake 'eats' man, sets off Internet tizzy

2014-11-07 12:15

A young US naturalist and adventurer in the Amazon has set off an Internet stir after he claimed he offered himself for dinner to a giant snake for a TV show. Peta however are calling him a 'fool'

Media negative, says Zuma

2014-11-06 16:15
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President Jacob Zuma has suggested the media is creating a negative perception of South Africa.

Angola journalist criticises African Union

2014-11-05 18:28

An Angolan journalist and human rights campaigner says the AU should move its headquarters out of Ethiopia because of concerns about freedom of expression there.

Eskom hiding behind apartheid law - DA

2014-11-04 11:50

The DA has accused Eskom of hiding behind apartheid laws by citing the Majuba power station as a national key point for detaining a journalist who took pictures.

Court to rule on probe into SABC chair

2014-11-03 11:08

The Western Cape High Court is expected to rule on Parliament’s communications committee’s inquiry into SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala’s academic qualifications.

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