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Is Pule’s punishment sufficient?

Axed communications minister Dina Pule cut a lonely figure as national assembly speaker Max Sisulu rebuked her publicly in Parliament on Tuesday. She responded by offering a qualified apology to parliament. “Hon speaker, thank you very much for the opportunity. I want to say in this house that I gave the best

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Pule: DA demands answers from police

Democratic Alliance MP and spokesman on communications Marian Shinn said on Sunday that she plans to write to Western Cape provincial police commissioner Arno Lamoer to find out why the South African Police Service is “failing” to investigate former communications minister Dina Pule

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Pule not off the hook

Former communications minister Dina Pule faces two investigations into her conduct and allegations of nepotism and corruption and, despite having been relieved of her position on Tuesday by president Jacob Zuma, both investigations appear set to proceed

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Guptas vs SABC in news channel race

Two broadcasters, both perceived to be sympathetic to president Jacob Zuma and his government, are set to launch 24-hour news satellite channels on the same continent-wide MultiChoice DStv platform. Broadcasting sources confirmed to the Mail & Guardian this week that the SABC is back in discussions

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SABC fills top positions

The SABC has filled six vacancies in its executive management, the public broadcaster said on Thursday. “It has become imperative for the organisation, as it is steadily becoming financially stable, to complement this with individuals who will bring immense value as we take the SABC forward,” spokesman

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Protector to present Pule report

The public protector may table its report into allegations of corruption and nepotism against communications minister Dina Pule as early as next week. The report was meant to be released at the end of March but was delayed. Pule is accused of allowing her alleged boyfriend

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Guptas foil SABC’s news plans

The SABC has been left red-faced over the loss of its planned 24-hour news channel on DStv after the well-connected Gupta family seized the gap. Few at the SABC appear to have been aware that the Gupta channel was even in the offing, although the broadcaster must have been in regular contact

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Dina Pule accused of nepotism

Communications minister Dina Pule is in the spotlight after a dossier of allegations against her was leaked to the Mail & Guardian this week. The dossier, substantial elements of which were independently confirmed to the M&G by communication department officials familiar with the circumstances, paints a picture

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SABC losing war for viewers

Six months after Lulama Mokhobo took over as the group CEO of the SABC there is little indication that the state broadcaster can turn around its moribund news offering while rival e.tv takes the gap to bag viewers. Although the figures do fluctuate because of many variables, e.tv’s 7pm news

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Clash of the SABC titans hots up

SABC group CEO Lulama Mokhobo has taken disciplinary steps against her news chief, Phil Molefe, and is charging him with refusing to accept her authority. At an SABC board meeting this week, Mokhobo discussed the charges she had