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Trade union federation Cosatu has named the Gupta-owned broadcaster ANN7 as the worst employer in the country. The news television channel was nominated by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which represents employees at ANN7. Cosatu

The Gupta-controlled Infinity Media Networks, which owns the 24-hour news channel ANN7 – broadcast on MultiChoice’s DStv pay-television platform – has applied to communications regulator

Here they are, TechCentral’s South African Newsmakers of 2013. These are the individuals, in ascending order from five to one, who we believe were the most newsworthy in the technology and telecommunications space this year, for good reasons and bad

Four foreigners who trained employees of the Gupta family’s ANN7 news channel were ordered to leave South Africa. In written reply to a parliamentary question, home affairs minister Naledi Pandor said the department had responded “immediately” to allegations that foreigners without work permits

A former ANN7 editor has claimed assurances were given to president Jacob Zuma that the news channel would be pro-ANC, the City Press reported. “There was a lot of interference on an editorial level by Mr Atul Gupta,” former ANN7 editor Rajesh Sundaram told the newspaper

The SABC’s acting chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, has quantified how much sunshine news he wants in the corporation’s bulletins. The controversial executive is championing for 70% of the news stories aired by the public broadcaster to be positive. “For me, it is actually

Finance minister Pravin Gordhan has previously slapped down plans by the SABC for a 24-hour news channel, saying “this is not the time for vanity projects”, but that has not stopped the public broadcaster steaming ahead to the launch of its satellite project on 1 August

Two broadcasters, both perceived to be sympathetic to president Jacob Zuma and his government, are set to launch 24-hour news satellite channels on the same continent-wide MultiChoice DStv platform. Broadcasting sources confirmed to the Mail & Guardian this week that the SABC is back in discussions