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The Independent media group has stopped paying its fees to the South African Press Association (Sapa), Grubstreet reported on Friday. Quoting two unnamed sources, the media blog reported on BizNews.com that Independent, a funding member of Sapa, had not paid its

The African News Agency, which plans to syndicate stories across the continent, will open its doors in March, founding CEO Chris Borain said on Tuesday. “With Sapa terminating its services on 31 March, we intend to

Sekunjalo Investment Holdings has made a bid to acquire the news agency operations of the South African Press Association (Sapa) in order to form a new company with participation by other media houses, its chairman announced on Monday. “We intend to take Sapa into territory

Independent Newspapers on Thursday accused Mail & Guardian owner Trevor Ncube of seeking a public spat because he had failed to acquire a portion of it. “Since the failure of his attempted acquisition of a portion of our

Independent Newspapers’ group executive editor Karima Brown on Wednesday accused Mail & Guardian owner Trevor Ncube of telling an “odd bare-faced lie”. “Mr Ncube has called to question the integrity and professionalism of the Independent journalists who have produced our stories on his

The Mail & Guardian denied a report on Friday that it is in financial trouble, that staff were unpaid for months, and that it subsidised business interests in Zimbabwe. “The allegations in the article are completely untrue,” the newspaper’s CEO, Hoosain Karjieker, told Sapa. “We do not fund the Zimbabwe operations

Tony Howard has been appointed as Independent Newspapers’ deputy executive chairman, the company said on Tuesday. The position of group CEO would fall away immediately as a result of Howard’s appointment, executive chairman Iqbal Survé said in a statement. Howard was the

Gijima executive chairman Robert Gumede wanted to buy Independent News & Media South Africa but withdrew for what he has termed “sound commercial reasons”, he has revealed through his lawyers. Gumede, who has threatened to sue the newspaper publishing company over an article that appeared a fortnight ago in its flagship Sunday

Politically connected businessman and executive chairman of JSE-listed technology services company Gijima Robert Gumede has threatened to sue the Sunday Independent for R1bn, according to a report in sister newspaper the Saturday Star at the weekend. According to the Saturday Star, the threatened claim