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Parliament endorses five names to SABC interim board

Parliament endorses five names to SABC interim board

Parliament on Wednesday endorsed five names for appointment by the president, Jacob Zuma to the interim board of the SABC.

Media - By Staff Writer | 16 March, 2017
SA media turning minor issues into national crises: ANC

SA media turning minor issues into national crises: ANC

The ANC released its discussion document on communications policy on Sunday (12 March), detailing how the party plans to introduce new media regulations within the next 3 months.

Media - By Staff Writer | 13 March, 2017
‘Disrespectful’ social development department spokesperson refuses to answer questions in English

‘Disrespectful’ social development department spokesperson refuses to answer questions in English

Social development department spokesperson Lumka Oliphant refused to speak in English during an interview with Talk Radio 702, continuing the department’s trend of shutting down mainstream media’s questions around the social grants crisis.

Media - By Staff Writer | 6 March, 2017
SABC writes off 1 million TV licences: report

SABC writes off 1 million TV licences: report

SABC acting CEO James Aguma has admitted to Parliament that the public broadcaster has written off almost R18 billion in outstanding SABC TV licence fees – and the group isn’t really sure who in South Africa has a licence or not.

Media - By Staff Writer | 1 March, 2017
How the SABC lost R411 million in a year

How the SABC lost R411 million in a year

The SABC has blamed losses in the past financial year on events of national interest that were not budgeted for.

Media - By News24Wire | 28 February, 2017
DStv is hiking its prices for 2017

DStv is hiking its prices for 2017

MultiChoice has announced that DStv price hikes will kick in on 1 April 2017.

Media - By MyBroadband | 17 February, 2017
The powerful winning images from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

The powerful winning images from the 2017 World Press Photo Contest

The winners of the 60th annual World Press Photo Contest have been announced, showing the most powerful and most striking photos taken by photojournalists in the past year.

Media - By Staff Writer | 16 February, 2017
South African internet TV service ShowMax launches in Europe

South African internet TV service ShowMax launches in Europe

ShowMax, an online subscription video on demand (SVOD) service has expanded its service to Europe, with the company launching in Poland.

Media - By MyBroadband | 15 February, 2017
Watch: ANC too embarrassed to talk about its current leaders – DA

Watch: ANC too embarrassed to talk about its current leaders – DA

The Democratic Alliance says that the ANC continues to reference members from the past because it is too embarrassed to talk about its current leaders.

Media - By Staff Writer | 15 February, 2017
‘Trump is presenting the same rhetoric as Hitler’ – Trevor Noah

‘Trump is presenting the same rhetoric as Hitler’ – Trevor Noah

South African born comedian, Trevor Noah, says that US president Donald Trump is presenting the same rhetoric as leader of Nazi Germany, Adolph Hitler.

Media - By Staff Writer | 13 February, 2017
SABC signs off on dozens of dodgy contracts worth millions: report

SABC signs off on dozens of dodgy contracts worth millions: report

The SABC’s top brass reportedly signed off on ‘dozens’ of dubious high-value contracts just before Christmas 2016 – including a 5-year retainer for website design that amounted to R5.1 million.

Media - By Staff Writer | 13 February, 2017
Big changes to 94.7 radio lineup

Big changes to 94.7 radio lineup

94.7’s breakfast show host Darren “Whackhead” Simpson will be moving to a later slot, replaced by Anele Mdoda.

Media - By Staff Writer | 9 February, 2017
Court fed up with SABC Motsoeneng appeal – dismisses case with costs

Court fed up with SABC Motsoeneng appeal – dismisses case with costs

The SABC is a public body and its decisions about services and goods are open to review, the Western Cape High Court said in a ruling on Tuesday.

Media - By News24Wire | 7 February, 2017
Zuma’s kids get rowdy on social media

Zuma’s kids get rowdy on social media

Two of President Jacob Zuma’s children took to social media this past weekend in order to attack finance minister Pravin Gordhan and secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.

Media - By Staff Writer | 6 February, 2017
Guptas hone in on new R20 million newspaper deal: report

Guptas hone in on new R20 million newspaper deal: report

The Gupta family has plans for a new daily newspaper which will provide “prominent coverage” of Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza’s provincial government – funded by taxpayers, Sunday Times reports.

Media - By MyBroadband | 5 February, 2017
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