Browsing: Atul Gupta

South Africa’s political landscape is shifting almost by the hour. The gloves are off in a power struggle that pits President Jacob Zuma against a group of reformers, led by finance minister Pravin Gordhan. It is a high-stakes drama that has profound, long-term

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

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 influence of the powerful and politically well-connected Gupta family is set to grow this year with the addition to its media portfolio of a 24-hour news channel on the continent-wide DStv satellite platform, and a new prime-time slot on SABC. The owners of

The Democratic Alliance wants a commission of inquiry to probe funding of The New Age newspaper, party leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday. “I have today written to President Jacob Zuma to request that he appoint a judicial commission of inquiry, headed by a retired judge, to investigate the funding of The

The information and communications technology (ICT) policy review panel appointed in November by communications minister Dina Pule met last Thursday and Friday in Pretoria to map out its work, divide up responsibilities and to design an approach to tackling the review process. The panel

Telkom agreed to sponsor a series of 12 breakfast events hosted by The New Age newspaper this year for a whopping R1m/breakfast, correspondence in TechCentral’s possession shows. The sponsorship, for the 2012/13 financial year, marks the second year the fixed-line operator has paid

Communications minister Roy Padayachie hosted technology industry leaders at a roundtable on Friday to discuss ways of growing the sector and creating jobs. Here’s who attended the event

It’s official! Businessman Lazarus Zim is Telkom’s new nonexecutive chairman, replacing Jeff Molobela. He has been appointed to the position for a 12-month period by government