Gupta TV’s big bid deemed ‘illegal’

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!

The Guptas’ ambitious plan to turn ANN7 into the country’s primary source of TV news was dealt a significant blow after an independent legal opinion warned that it would be illegal to award them the licence.

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) put out a tender for the coveted free-to-air digital broadcast licence in 2014.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Already a subscriber? Sign in


Read the digital editions of City Press here.
Read now
Voting Booth
Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s comments on the Constitution and the judiciary has been termed an “extraordinary attack” that is “dangerous and regressive”. What are your thoughts?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
She’s within her rights
10% - 52 votes
It’s all politics
26% - 128 votes
It was irresponsible
64% - 320 votes