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Rumours swirl around Guptas’ Sahara Computers

Speculation is swirling that the Guptas’ biggest asset in the ICT sector, Sahara Computers, is either up for sale or could even soon be closed down. Several industry sources, who say they have knowledge of the situation

Making sense of the Gupta media ‘exit’

The big news of the day is that Mzwanele (Jimmy) Manyi has bought ANN7 and The New Age from the Guptas for a total consideration of R450m. Predictably, there has been an eruption of cynical comments and probing questions

Manyi deal may rescue ANN7 from banking crisis

The sale of ANN7 and The New Age to a firm controlled by Mzwanele Manyi may allow the media assets to keep operating after the decision by banks to stop dealing with companies linked to the Guptas, a family who are

Manyi to buy Gupta media assets

Controversial Gupta-aligned businessman Mzwanele Manyi is buying the Gupta-owned ANN7 and The New Age for R450m, it was revealed on Monday. A Manyi-owned company called Lodidox is buying Infinity Media

Van Rooyen tells MK vets to watch Gupta TV

uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association treasurer-general Des Van Rooyen told guests at a commemoration gala dinner that at the next MKMVA meeting he would push for a resolution that all

5 ANN7 journalists fired

Gupta-owned television news station ANN7 fired five more journalists on Tuesday. They had taken part in protests and other demonstrations in solidarity with eight colleagues who were dismissed in June

As election looms, analytics shows up media bias

We’ve all seen the polls and their (widely varying) predictions for Wednesday’s municipal elections. But what are the people really thinking? What are they saying? How much of this public conversation is generated by

Muthambi ‘pressured’ Icasa over Gupta TV

Communications minister Faith Muthambi allegedly attempted to unduly influence Icasa councillor Nomvuyiso Batyi by offering her the position of chairwoman of the communications regulator in return for her giving a television

Gupta bosses ambush Gordhan on live radio

Four executives of four Gupta-owned companies ambushed finance minister Pravin Gordhan on PowerFM on Sunday night with questions focusing on the blacklisting of their bank accounts. In his response, Gordhan revealed for the