Unbundling of MultiChoice weakens Naspers business diversity - Moody's

2018-09-19 18:22

The decision by Naspers to unbundle its video entertainment operation is credit negative for lenders, says ratings agency Moody's, while S&P says the transaction's rationale appears sound.

Mokonyane opposed to possible retrenchments at the SABC

2018-09-18 07:57

The communications minister has noted with concern the SABC board's view that retrenchments are the only way to turn the public broadcaster around.

Motsoeneng's 'reckless mismanagement' caused SABC's problems - Sanef

2018-09-17 12:22

The SABC’s dire financial situation is due to the "reckless mismanagement " of the corporation, epitomised by former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the South African National Editors' Forum has said.

Retrenchment is not in our vocabulary - SABC after cost-cutting internal memo

2018-09-14 06:24

While an internal memo shows that the SABC management is planning to embark on retrenchment processes, a spokesperson says the word "retrenchment" is not even in the corporation's vocabulary.

Zizi Kodwa: ANC can't explain 'meeting that was not an ANC meeting'

2018-09-10 17:18

The ANC says the responsibility for clarifying reports of a plot to unseat President Cyril Ramaphosa lies with party members who are linked to the claims.

'I was never scared' - Jacques Pauw after SARS drops litigation

2018-09-07 13:08

The South African Revenue Service has dropped its litigation against investigative journalist Jacques Pauw, after initially charging that he published confidential information in his book 'The President's Keepers'.

Dealing with racism and the serpent of confirmation bias

2018-09-05 10:37

Reporting on race and racism, the scourge plaguing the social fibre of South African society, is probably one of the most difficult media ethical dilemmas journalists face, writes George Claassen.

Everything you need to know about the team behind DStv's new channel

2018-08-28 15:09

MultiChoice on Tuesday announced Newzroom Afrika as the new black-owned 24-hour news channel on DStv's bouquet. Here's what you need to know about the new company.

Ayo's CEO, CIO both quit with immediate effect

2018-08-24 10:29

Both the chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Ayo Technology Solutions have resigned with immediate effect.

How the world covered Trump’s tweets about expropriation in South Africa

2018-08-23 19:10

US president Donald Trump unleashed a tweetstorm on Thursday morning when he – incorrectly – claimed that farm seizures and the “large-scale killing of farmers” is taking place in South Africa.


Set free by Naspers, MultiChoice plots its path

2018-09-18 19:54

Discarded by its globe-trotting parent Naspers after more than three decades, African pay-TV heavyweight MultiChoice Group is facing an uncertain future.

Mokonyane hits out at SABC board over job losses

2018-09-17 17:07

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is strongly opposed to possible retrenchments at the public broadcaster.

‘Gupta leaks’ win top award at Sikuvile awards

2018-09-14 12:12

News24, along with partners amaBhungane and Daily Maverick, have won the story of the year award for their coverage of the Gupta leaks at the annual Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards.

Sanef, CT Press Club condemn threats against Sunday Times journalist

2018-09-10 17:58

The South African National Editors' Forum has condemned threats levelled against Sunday Times journalist Qaanitah Hunter, saying that they were "particularly worrying" in the lead up to the 2019 national elections

Editorial independence is sacrosanct - Esmaré Weideman

2018-09-10 12:21

Esmaré Weideman, 56, is the iron fist in the velvet glove who has been running South Africa's biggest media company for the past eight years. She retires after 33 years in the business.

Wives of 2 Reuters reporters in Myanmar shocked by verdicts

2018-09-05 11:34

The wives of two Reuters journalists sentenced in Myanmar to seven years' imprisonment for possessing state secrets say they were shocked by the verdicts.

Trump accused Google of rigging search results against him — but here's what actually happens when you search for Trump

2018-08-29 07:27

President Trump has accused Google of "silencing" conservative voices in its Search results, so we decided to see for ourselves how Google surfaces news stories.

Naspers won't publish report on ANN7 probe, AGM hears

2018-08-24 14:09

The report following an investigation into alleged payments by Multichoice to ANN7 will not be published, Naspers shareholders heard.

Google wants to help people suffering from 'negative news fatigue'

2018-08-23 19:47

Google now provides a way to hear good news – in the US, for the time being – as an experiment.

Sympathy, outrage on Twitter after MultiChoice shuts down Afro Worldview

2018-08-21 13:32

Twitter users have expressed outrage, as well as sympathy, following the announcement that Afro Worldview's contract has been terminated by pay TV operator MultiChoice.

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