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ANC won’t comment on SABC axings

The ANC has refused to comment on Tuesday on the axing of eight SABC journalists. When asked to comment on the shocking revelation that the SABC had fired its employees for “disrespecting

Muthambi snubs ANC meeting: report

Communications minister Faith Muthambi, who reportedly enjoys the strong backing of President Jacob Zuma, on Monday snubbed a meeting with the ANC at which she was expected to account for the mess at the SABC. The Sowetan reported on Tuesday that Muthambi

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Every Hlaudi has a silver lining

Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout has poked fun at the ongoing censorship controversy at the SABC, congratulating the broadcaster’s Hlaudi Motsoeneng for keeping the news “nice and comfortable”. “No one quite knows what is going on; so what

Digital migration: media fight of the decade

I can claim no special insight into the machinations at the ANC national general council. A seasoned political reporter once told me that no one knows what’s going on inside that famously broad church. And she was known for her ANC insight and contacts. Even Thabo Mbeki, despite his hold over

Fire Muthambi, DA tells ANC

The Democratic Alliance has called on the ANC to remove Faith Muthambi as minister of communications following a heated exchange between her and the party’s communications subcommittee chairman, Jackson Mthembu. DA national spokesman Phumzile van Damme said on Wednesday

ANC ruckus over set-top box encryption

ANC officials intend meeting communications minister Faith Muthambi to discuss her “unfortunate communication” about digital migration. While the party’s communications subcommittee

No plan to consider encryption: Muthambi

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has denied reports that the ANC has discussed a reversal of South Africa’s digital migration policy. The Business Day reported on Monday that the ANC, at

ANC to meet Muthambi over set-top boxes

The ANC plans to hold an urgent meeting with communications minister Faith Muthambi over set-top box encryption. Up to 5m subsidised boxes are planned to be given to poorer households

ANC in renewed push for media tribunal

The ANC wants to deal with the negative way it is being portrayed in the media and will accelerate a parliamentary inquiry into establishing a Media Appeals Tribunal, the party’s communications subcommittee member Lindiwe Zulu said on Sunday. “The feeling