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DA blames ANC for SABC crisis

Around 200 people protested outside parliament on Tuesday to deliver a list of demands to ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembhu over the recent happenings at the SABC. Democratic Alliance communications

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SABC ‘refuses’ to run DA election ads

The SABC is refusing to air the Democratic Alliance’s election advertising, the party alleged on Sunday. “The SABC informed the DA that it has no available slots for political advertisements at this time due to delays in the IEC’s work with respect to the elections

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SABC ‘triples’ spending on Gupta media

The SABC has tripled its monetary support of Gupta-owned media, the Democratic Alliance said on Wednesday. The public broadcaster has spent more than R700 000 on subscriptions to The New Age newspaper since May 2014, communications

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SA bill could outlaw ‘revenge porn’

The Films and Publications Amendment Bill, which will be presented in parliament on Tuesday, could outlaw revenge pornography. Communications minister Faith Muthambi and the Film and

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SABC ‘takeover’ unconstitutional: DA

he Broadcasting Amendment Bill, which will essentially turn the SABC into a state-controlled broadcaster, is bad news for South African democracy. So believes Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile

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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

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Cwele to face questions over Zuma hire

Concern has grown over the appointment of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Thuthukile Zuma, to the position of chief of staff at the department of telecommunications and postal services at the age of 25, earning her a salary of nearly R1m/year. Public opinion has been split over the news, with some calling for an end