Browsing: Faith Muthambi

“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

The SABC has paid around R42m in bonuses to its staff and middle management, the Sunday Times reported. According to the report, bonuses of R8 000 after tax were paid to 3 007 workers as part of a wage agreement with unions

An international organisation that promotes press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has warned controversial SABC chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng against taking South Africa’s media freedom backwards. CPJ was reacting to Motsoeneng’s proposal to license journalists and increase

The Democratic Alliance will institute legal action over the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as chief operating officer of the SABC. Party leader Helen Zille said at a press conference in Cape Town on Monday that the DA will serve papers on communications minister Faith Muthambi and the SABC

Communications minister Faith Muthambi is to appear before a parliamentary committee to explain her ratification of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as SABC chief operating officer. Communications committee chair Joyce Moloi-Moropa confirmed the minister would appear before the

The magnitude of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s power was revealed this week when cabinet was apparently told that his permanent appointment as SABC chief operating officer was not up for discussion. The Mail & Guardian was reliably told – by sources in government and the tripartite alliance – that a minister

SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng will make a formal submission to communications minister Faith Muthambi that journalists have a licence to practice, it was reported on Friday. “We will be making these submissions. I am surprised at how Sanef [the South African National Editors’ Forum] has opposed this

Public protector Thuli Madonsela has decided to conduct a fresh probe into the appointment of the controversial Hlaudi Motsoeneng to the post of chief operating officer at the SABC, Business Day newspaper reported on Friday. The investigation will look into whether Motsoeneng has the right qualifications

Hlaudi Motsoeneng was cleared of all wrongdoing by a legal firm before being permanently appointed as the public broadcaster’s new chief operating officer, communications minister Faith Muthambi said on Thursday. Speaking during a post-cabinet briefing, Muthambi said there was nothing

Copper thieves will be shown no mercy, cabinet vowed on Thursday. “The law enforcement agencies will ensure that those arrested face the full might of the law,” communications minister Faith Muthambi told reporters in Pretoria, following the executive’s fortnightly meeting the day before. Cabinet condemned