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South Africa’s controversy-plagued communications minister has been fired. President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday gave Dina Pule her marching orders, announcing at a hastily arranged media conference at the Union Buildings in Pretoria that current deputy minister of co-operative governance & traditional affairs Yunus Carrim

Parliament’s joint committee on ethics and members’ interests is expected to present the findings of its investigation into allegations of corruption against communications minister Dina Pule at the next full sitting of the national assembly, which takes place on 20 August. Pule appeared before

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for communications minister Dina Pule to be suspended pending the outcome of a series of investigations against her. “We are disappointed at the lack of action taken by the president given that the minister’s public office is under investigation for serious allegations

The findings of the report by public protector Thuli Madonsela into allegations of corruption and nepotism against communications minister Dina Pule has been delayed again following a problem with a witness. The report was first meant to be released in March, but was delayed until the end of May due

The Press Ombudsman will investigate a complaint by the communications department against the Sunday Times, ombudsman Johan Retief said on Monday. “I have decided to take the complaint,” he said. The complaint would be investigated in terms of section 3.1 of the press code. This section

The department of communications, which recently appointed a new spin doctor in the form of Wisani Ngobeni to manage the growing fall-out over allegations of nepotism and corruption against its minister, Dina Pule, has again gone on the attack against the Sunday Times. At the weekend, Ngobeni

The department of communications on Monday went on the offensive against the Sunday Times, accusing the newspaper of “peddling slander and salacious rumours” in a “desperate attempt to convict” the minister “in the court of public opinion”. The department’s newly appointed spin doctor, Wisani Ngobeni

Communications minister Dina Pule “has no intention of apologising to the Sunday Times at this stage”, her spokesman, Siya Qoza, told TechCentral on Monday. In addition, she did not attempt to arrange a meeting with the paper or ask anyone to represent her at such a meeting

The South African Police Service has agreed to begin an investigation into alleged corruption involving appointments by communications minister Dina Pule and her alleged romantic partner Phosane Mngqibisa at the department of communications and state-owned entities in the sector. The Democratic Alliance requested

Communications minister Dina Pule has allegedly backtracked on her bribery claims against the Sunday Times’ investigations team. However, she stopped short of apologising to the paper for claims that its journalists were acting on the instructions of unnamed “handlers” when they ran a series of articles about her