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Court date for Motsoeneng case

The Democratic Alliance’s bid to have the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside will be heard in the Western Cape high court…

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Don’t punish Hlaudi, SABC pleads

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng should not be punished for a lie he told 19 years ago, the broadcaster said in court papers, according to The New Age on Thursday. SABC board chair Zandile Tshabalala denied that the broadcaster and communications minister Faith Muthambi rewarded “malfeasance” when permanently appointing

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Protector subpoenas minister over Hlaudi

Public protector Thuli Madonsela has subpoenaed communications minister Faith Muthambi as part of her investigation into the permanent appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as SABC chief operating officer, her office said on Wednesday. “The public protector wrote to the minister last month requesting a meeting and the minister

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SABC is ‘voice of the people’: Muthambi

The SABC broadcasts a variety of news that helps deepen democracy, communications minister Faith Muthambi said in an opinion piece in The New Age on Wednesday. “On the news front, the Broadcasting Act commits the SABC to a plurality of views and a variety of news, information, and analysis from a South African point of view

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Muthambi defends ministers’ interests

There was nothing wrong with cabinet members having business interests as long as there was no conflict of interest, communications minister Faith Muthambi said. “Government has noted media reports which highlight the private business interests of President Jacob Zuma and members of the executive,” Muthambi said in a statement on

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Faith to fight for her man at the SABC

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has filed papers opposing the Democratic Alliance’s court challenge to the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. “I have already done that,” she told reporters at

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New political home for State IT Agency

Government’s centralised IT services and technology procurement organisation, the State IT Agency, will in future no longer report into the minister of public service and administration. Rather, it will in future report into the ministry of telecommunications and postal services, headed by Siyabonga Cwele. This is one of a

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SABC saga: SA deserves far better

The saga of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as the permanent chief operating officer of the SABC, after an unacceptably long and controversial tenure acting in the same position, has united South African political parties — including the ANC — in ways no issue has in recent times. A broad range of the public and organisations

Duncan McLeod
Communication a huge issue for ANC

“There is no confusion in the ANC.” Those are the words telecommunications and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele used in parliament this week to deflect criticism that President Jacob Zuma’s post-election decision to

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