eNCA evasive over appointment of Kanthan Pillay as news boss

2019-10-11 14:14

eNCA (DStv 403) is remaining silent over the alleged appointment of Kanthan Pillay, founder and leader of the Capitalist Party of South Africa, as the TV news channel's news boss following the death of Ben Said.

Reveal names, Sanef urges after claims that journalists were paid by Crime Intelligence to 'plant stories'

2019-10-01 14:25

The South African National Editors' Forum has called for names of "paid or used" journalists to be revealed by witnesses testifying before the Zondo commission to allow those implicated to be given the space to respond.

WATCH | Police whistleblower Dhanajaya Naidoo continues state capture testimony

Former Crime Intelligence official Dhanajaya Naidoo is expected to continue testifying before the state capture commission of inquiry. Watch live.

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Zizi Kodwa's request for leave to appeal Press Ombud ruling about story on Bosasa friend dismissed

2019-09-25 14:08

Retired judge Bernard Ngoepe has dismissed State Security Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa's request for leave to appeal a Press Ombud's ruling which dismissed his complaint about an article News24 wrote regarding his friendship with a man implicated in allegations of bribery at the state capture commission of inquiry.

Adriaan Basson: A dark week for SA journalism

2019-09-23 07:54

Faced with the headwinds of fake news, a shortage of digital advertising and the collapse of editorial integrity at Independent Media, the last thing our media needs are scandals that undermine the standing of senior journalists, writes Adriaan Basson.

Munusamy's column pulled from the Sunday Times - report

2019-09-22 08:55

The Sunday Times says that after three days of assessing allegations against Tiso Blackstar associate editor Ranjeni Munusamy, it withdrew her column in last weekend's edition of the newspaper.

Karima Brown's allegations of patronage network were unbalanced, not backed up by facts - inquiry finds

2019-09-19 15:39

The links that journalist Karima Brown created on her radio show between five individuals and their dealings with MultiChoice and the SABC were not based on fact and did not consider the potential harm to their reputations, an independent inquiry has found.

Karima Brown breached broadcasting code - independent inquiry finds

2019-09-18 23:28

An independent inquiry into allegations of censorship and editorial interference at Primedia found that journalist Karima Brown had breached the provisions of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa's code.

SAHRC to approach Equality Court over Malema's 'hate speech', banning of media

2019-09-17 12:36

The South African Human Rights Commission has warned that it will "take action" against politicians who make statements that amount to hate speech.

'We have the right to decide who we associate with' - EFF defends its ban on certain journalists

2019-09-14 17:31

The EFF says it is not "moved" by a statement by the South African National Editors Forum condemning its decision to ban investigative journalism units, amaBhungane and the Daily Maverick’s Scorpio, from attending party events.


Competition Commission approves sale of Business Day, Sunday Times owner

2019-10-07 18:07

The proposed R1bn transaction should be approved without conditions.

WATCH | SABC crew attacked, robbed of equipment in Schweizer-Reneke

2019-10-01 13:39

An SABC news crew covering protests over the closing of the Mamusa municipality in the North West province have been assaulted and robbed of equipment in Schweizer-Reneke.

'I did not benefit from any of the said funds' - journalist Ranjeni Munusamy on state capture allegations

2019-09-30 14:26

Sunday Times associate editor Ranjeni Munusamy has rubbished the latest allegations made against her at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

WATCH | State capture commission resumes after week of explosive testimony

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture is resuming to hear an application after a week of explosive testimony by senior Hawks investigator Colonel Kobus Roelofse.

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Journo pulled from investigative conferences over cancer lies

2019-09-22 11:30

A journalist who faked a cancer diagnosis for nine months has been removed from a list of speakers at two investigative conferences.

'Editorial independence is sacrosanct' - Sanef welcomes Primedia inquiry and recommendations

2019-09-19 16:47

The South African National Editors' Forum has welcomed the fact that an independent inquiry was instituted into allegations of censorship and editorial interference at Primedia.

I contacted Ranjeni Munusamy three times, Hawks official tells state capture inquiry

2019-09-19 10:54

Senior Hawks investigator Colonel Kobus Roelofse has told the state capture commission that he contacted journalist Ranjeni Munusamy at least three times in 2014 about allegations regarding a Crime Intelligence secret slush fund.

Journalist Ranjeni Munusamy placed on special leave after slush fund allegations made at Zondo commission

2019-09-18 13:38

Tiso Blackstar Group says senior journalist Ranjeni Munusamy has been placed on special leave after allegations regarding a police Crime Intelligence secret slush fund were levelled against her at the Zondo state capture commisison.

SANEF determined to engage EFF despite 'many failed attempts'

2019-09-15 17:15

The South African National Editor's Forum (Sanef) says that besides many failed attempts it remains determined to engage the EFF.

Google is finally changing its algorithm to boost original reporting, which is something that Facebook and Apple News still aren’t great at

2019-09-14 16:41

News algorithms aren't very good at highlighting original and local reporting, leading to economic and democratic troubles. Google wants to fix that.

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